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THE ROLLO BOOKS.
S8 PARI: ROW AND 8 .ANX-*STREET.
* *' S':u
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 142,
BY .B. B. MUSSEY,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massach otts
THIS volume, with its -companion,
OousIN LUCY AMONG THE MOUNTAINS,
is intended as a continuation of Lucy's
history, four volumes of which have been
already published. They present to the
juvenile reader an account of the gradual
progress made by our little heroine in
the acquisition of knowledge, and in the
formation of character, though in very
different scenes from those in which the
incidents of the preceding volumes have
TuB ROUVD Room,.* ... ...... ..O,000.0. ....*., 9
AsN INVITATION,.. .. ....... ,......o.e***o. ......** 23
A LoNG RIDE,..........................*....... 33
AUNT MARY'S,. ........*......os *..*. 46
THE LIBRARY,..... ........... ......... .......0.* 55
TrE SEA-SIORE,. ...........................**..o 67
WALXS AND RIDZEs,.. 0 ............ ....00....0 80
CHAPTER VII. Pe.
A TRUE STORY,..... .. ...... .. ........ .. 0 91
THE RESCUE, ....... ...****.... S.............. 100
oATING,.......... ..... .... ............. .... 116
TiE LIGHTHOUSE -.....o.......... .. ............. 129
CHAPTER X II.
GOING "TO TowS,V ..... ......... ..... .......... 146
ILLIE' S RIDE, ................................ 157
LIND JACK,........... ........... 163
CHAPTER XV. *
GoIsG HOME, ................... ..... o....... 179
LUCY ON THE- SEA- SHORE.
THE ROUND ROO M.
Lucy had a little chamber of her-own. It was
as high, in the middle of it,. as other chambers,
but the ceiling sloped away on one side, so that,
around behind her bed, there was scarcely room
for Lucy herself to stand upright. And yet
Lucy was not very large, for she was but' seven
years old. She often wondered why the ceiling
of her chamber was not made level, like other
chambers; but she never thought to 'sk her
ZIn 'her chamber there was a little bo6k1ceth
with three shelves in it, and a curtain before it, to
keep the dust out. She kept her picture-books.
and her story-books on the two upper shelves and
her playthings upon the lower shelf. The 16fer
[0 LUCY ON THE SEA-SHORLE. '
shelf was level with the floor, and the top of the
bookcase was not higher than her head, so that
she could reach every part of it very conve-
Lucy sometimes got tired of play, and then she
used to go and ask her mother what she should
do. On such occasions, her mother had several
times sent her up stairs to arrange her books in
the bookcase. She did not give her this to do
as play, because she knew that she was tired
of play, and would probably not be any better
pleased with this than with-:iny other amusement.
So she assigned it to 4-er--as work. But,. the\
though Lucy used to go to it reluctantly, as to a
task, she always became soon very much inter-
ested in it, finding continually something new in
the pictures, as she opened the books to look at
them, in order to determine where to arrange them.
One rainy day, Lucy could not go to school.
She was very sorry for this, for Marielle had
promised to bring a painting of a large, beauti-
ful butterfly to the school that, day, to' show her.
Marielle was a great friend o D: I's at school.
Lucy watched the skies till after 'nine o'clock;
but there was no prospect of a cessation of
rain. Then she sat with her mother for an hour
or two, sewing. At last, she got tired of sewing;
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she did not know what to do. So her mother
let her have her paint-box, and Lucy tried to
paint a butterfly. She "traced the outline from a
picture which she found in bne of her picture-
books, by holding it up to the window; and thus
she made a drawing. She painted-the butterfly
as well as she could, and. then she painted a
horse, and next a farm-house with a brown root
and black smoke coming out of the chimney.
By this time, the colors- which her mother had
rubbed for her upon the. saucer were pretty
nearly exhausted, and the water in her tumbler
had become very turbid. Besides, she was tired
of painting, and she went to her mother to know
what she should do next.
I think it is very evident what you ought to
do next," said her mother.
What ? said Lucy.
Her mother looked towards the table, where
Lucy's painting apparatus ~was lying, but said
cC Put my things away ?" said Lucy.
C Certainly," said her mother.
So Luicy took her tumbler and saucer to the
pump, and washed and wiped them, and then
put them away. She looked over the papers
which .were left upon -the table, and cut Zout t-2e
12 LUCY ON THE SEA-SHORE.
little pictures which she had made, and which she
wished to keep, and then gathered up .all he
other papers and scraps, and threw themrn to the
kitchen fire. She carried the brushes and the
pencil, and placed them upon her mother's paint-
box, in a little parlor closet, where her mother
kept it, and -then put down the leaf of the table,
Where she had been at work, and s'et back the
chair. Thus the room was restored to order
again. Her mtr had taught her, before, how
to put her paintih apparatus away.
It vwas now nearly dinner-time, and Lucy
busied herself for some time in setting the table.
It still continued to rain. She asked her mother
if she thought it would stop raining, so that she
could go to school in the afternoon. Her mother
said that she could not go to school at Lany rate,
because, even if it should cease to rain, the streets
would'be'too wet for her to go out.
At dinner-time, her mother said, -
Now, Lucy, after dinner you may have half
an hboir to play, and then I want to hbve you
finish arranging your books."
Lucy said, Very well; I will ,go."
Now, Lucy had a large, flatcushion, which her
ipother had made for her, when she was a little
git, to sit upon,.on the floor. She called it her
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ditSln. 27sblack,' and it was made pretty
St n the half hour had expired, Lucy tbok
he divan, and carried it up stairs, and placed it
before her bookcase. ,She opened the doors of
her bookcase, and stoo6diooking a few. minutes at
The plan which Lucy had adopted for arraq
going her books was, to- put the prettiest and most
interesting ones upo:. Lth&ei- shelf, and the
others upon the second ghelf, anrd to place all the
books upon each shelf, regularly, in little piles, ac-
cording to their size arid shape.
After Lucy had beea about an hour at her
work, her mother went up to see how she got
along. She found her seated upon her divan,
before herbo~okcase,,with three books in 'her ]ap,
and one in her hand, open before her.
"' Well, Lucy," id her mother, "have you
got your books arranged ?"
Why n, no, mother," said Lucy; I" 1 am read-
ing-this storypof Blind Jack. It is a very pretty
story. I put the book on the low shelf a few
days ago, but nowxI am going to take it out, and
put it on the high shelf. I think it is one of their
prettiest books I have. There is another story itf
it about the sand desk. lAother," she continued,
LUCY ON THE SEA-SHORE.
" should you like to have me read to you7 the
story about the sand desk, when I come down? "
Yes," replied her mother; you may put up
your books, and cofie down, and read it to me
now, if you please."
Well," said Lucy. So she put her books
upon the shelf, and took her divan under her
arm, and went down stairs. She found her
The round room was not, as its name might
imply, really round. It was so called because it
had a curve in one side, where there was a bow
in the house. This bow was towards the south,
a"d the window opened down to the floor, so, that
they could walk out when thea window was up.
It was a small room, and a very pleasant one to
sit in, especially on rainy days; for there was a
very pleasant prospect of the road from thebow
window. On one side of the window in the bow
there was a work-table, and on the other side a
little case of books, with small drawers below.
Lucy's mother was seated in this room,. looking
towards the window, when Lucy came in with
rer.book and her divan. She put her divan
down upon the floor, under the window, between
the table and the secretary, and sat upon it.
SShe asked her mother if she was ready to bear,
THE SANL DESK._. t
and her mother said, she was. So Lucy began as
STHE SAND DESK.
c MARIA was a little girl, who lived in a log
house, ia the woods, near the shore of a lake.
There was a sandy beach by the side of the lake,
r1er rthe rose, where TMaria used to go and play.
"c Maria's father was a farmer. He had sheep,
and oxen, and cows, and a horse, and plenty to-
eat, and, in the winter, wood enough to make great
blazing fires in his large stone fireplace. But he
had no books, and no pen and init to write wit):
He had -one Testament, partly worn out, andcan ~.
inkstand on a high thelf; but the ink had all dried,
up. Maria was sorry, because she wanted to
learn to write. She was a very little girl. She
had not yet learned to read, though her mother
had showed her some of the letters in the Testa-
ment-; and sometimes she would sit down upon a:
block in the chimney corner, and turn over the
leaves, and see how many letters she could find ,
that she knew.
One summer morning, she rambled awayi.bre ..
footed, and -without any bonnet upon her Jdii ~
down to the shore of the pond. She never -
16 LUCY ON THE SEA-SHORE. /
had any bonnet, though her mother had pro ised
to make her one, when she- was big enou to
milk. When she got down to the beach the
water looked beautifully. It was smooth and
still, and there was a great rock at .a little dis-
tance from the shore, with a rugged top, which
was reflected in the water. The sand upo4. the
beach waswhite and smooth, and it yieded a
littJe to her step, so that her bare feet-ade a very
distinct and perfect impression upon it. -
Maria took up a pointed stick, which was lying
upon the shore, and she found that she could
mark upon the sand beautifully with it. -First
she made-an 0; then she Mrade an S; then she
tried. to make the figure of a dog, but this she
cotid-not Ao--vry welL She then made several
other letters, as well as she could remember_ there
shapes of them, and, when she got tired of this,
she walked -6ut, drawing the stick after her,
with a wavingmnotion, until 'she had covered the
whole beach with serpeatine and zigzag lines.
~ After about an hour, she went home, and told
her mother what a fine time she had hacI marking
upon the sand. -
Yes,' said her mother, I read, when I was
a little girl, that, in some parts of tie world, chil-
dren learn to write by writing upon and.'
THE SAND DESK.
"'Where did you get your books, mother, to
read in, when you were a little girl ?'
"C O, I had several books when I was young,'
said her mother. My father gave me some,
and my uncles gave me somp, and some I had in
,, Were there any pictures in them ?' said
c Yes,' said her mother, C plenty of pictures.'
And where are all the books now ?
"' O, I don't know.; I did not take very good
care of them, and so they got lost and destroyed'
"' I wish I had some of them,' said Maria; I
would take good care of them.'
'" I wish I had them all,' replied he other
"'I did not know that I should ever want the
asV much as I do now; if I had, I should have
kfept- them very safe. But now they are all
That's the end, mother," said Lucy, shutting
up the book.
It's a pretty good story," said Royal; "' what
book isit in ?"
SLucy looked p, and, to her surprise, saw her
brotlhr Royal standing.in the door-way. He had
LUbY ON TIH'E SEA-SHORE.
come in while Lucy was reading, and had stopped
to hear her story.
It is in my elephant book," said Lucy.
SShe always called that her elephant book, be-
cause it had the picture of an elephant in it, near
"' Is it?" said Royal. I mean to read your
elephant book some day ; but now come with me
and see it clear away."
Is it clearing aay ? said Lucy, starting up.
Yes," said Royal, the clouds are breaking,
and pretty soon the sun will le out."
Lucy jumped up off her divan, and began to
look out of the window.
c" 0, you can't see there," said Royal; "come
with me to the front door."
So Lucy took her divan under her arm, and,
holding her book in her other hand, she went off
with Royal to the front door. Royal opened the
door wide. Lucy looked out, andsaw that it had
stopped raining. It was warm; so she put her,
divan down in the door-way, and sat upon it, witli
her boc'c in her hand. Royal sat by her side.
R< yal," said she, do you think tlie sun wil
come. ,ut before I have time tW carry up my ele-
phant book, and put it in my bookcase? ?
THE UOUNDE ROOM.
No," said Royal, not ifyou are quick."
So Lucy ran off up stairs, and put away hei
book, and pretty soon came back again. As she
came to the top of the stairs, she asked if the sun
had come out.
Why, you can tell," said Royal, by looking
on the floor."
c" How can I tell by the floor ? said Lucy.
Why, it would shine in upon the floor," said
Royal, if it had come out through the clouds."
Well, tell me plainly, is it out or not ? "
No," said Royal "but I can see some blue
Lucy came down the stairs as fast as she could,
to see the blue sky. She found that the appear-
ance of the clouds had altered a great deal while
she had been up stairs. The clouds were broken
and white in many places, and there were two
openings, through which she could see the blue
sky. In a few moments, the rays of the sun burst
forth from one of them in great splendor.
There's the supi !" said Lucy. How it
dazzles my eyes! "
Tle whole landscape looked smiling and pleas-
ant, though glittering with the water whNch had
fallen.I Drops hting from the frees, and-.littlei
streat~ta flowed along the sides of the iad.; and
LUCY ON THE SEA-SHORE.
there was one quite large pool of water, which had
been left by the shower, in the middle of the road,
opposite to the house.
If'it wasn't so wet," said Lucy, I should
like to go and take a walk."
If we had a horse and chaise," said Royal,
" we.might go and take a ride. There comes a
man now, riding," he continued.
"' Where ? asked Lucy.
There," said Royal, pointing off in tile direc-
tion in which Lucy went when she went to school.
,( Do you see him through ihe trees ? "
.Lucy saw him. He was coining pretty fast.
The children watched him as he drew near.
I wonder if he'll trot right through that great
pond of watert, said Royal.
Yes," said Lucy, he will have to ; it is
exactly in his way. We'll see what a spatterilng
it will make."
They watched the man until he drew near the
house. Lucy then looked at him very intently,
and said, --
Why, Royal, its Parker! "
IPrker ? repeated Royal; who is Parker ? "
Why, he's ihe man that lives at MCarielle's;
and he is coming here, ---isn't he ? "
For just as Lucy had said that he was the man
THE ROUND ROOM.
that lived at Mlarielle's, she observed that, instead
of going directly on through the pond of water,
he turned his horse up towards their door. It
was a large and handsome white horse. He held
his neck very proudly. Parker dismounted, and
fastened the horse to a post at a -corner of the
front yard, by means of a chain which was fast-
ened into the post for this purpose.
Parker was a tall, straight, handsome-looking
servant man. He advanced to the front gate,
opened it, and came in, then stopped before Lucy
and Royal, and took out a letter.
Miss Lucy," said he, here is a letter for
your mother. Will you give it to her, with Lady
Jane's complilxents ? "
Yes, sir," said Lucy, I will."
Lucy took theo letter, and Parker returned td
his horse, tliirw the bridle over his neck, and can-
I wish I had such a horse," said Royal.
"c I wonder what this letter's about," saidiLucy.
You'd better carry it right in to mother," said
Royal. "I wonder why 1he didn't wait for an
answer. And, besides; I wonder why they call
Marielle's mother Lady Jane."
Because she is a l.dy, I'm sure," said Lucy.
That isn't thp reason," said Royal. Ift 1
2 2 LUCY ON THE SEA-SHORE.
believe it is because she came from some foreign
So Lucy went away with the letter to her
mother, while Royal sat down upon the step
again, watching Parker, as he galloped slowly,
along the road, saying to himself, c I think he
ought to have waited for an answer."
LucY was very curious to learn what her
mother's letter was about, but her mother said she
could not tell her any thing about it.
C" 'hy not, mamma ? asked Lucy.
have nothing to say about the reason," said
Shall you ever tell me ? "
Perhaps so,' and perhaps not," answered her
"Well, mother, have you any objection to my
trying to gues~i said Lucy.
No; no objection at all," said her mother.
"Well," said Lucy,-" I guess, then, that it's
to tell me there is not going to be any school,
Lucy looked up to her mother, to see whether
she had guessed right. But her mother said
Is that it, mother? said Lucy.
"I said that you m ght _guess," replied her.
LUCY ON" THE SEA-SHORE
mother, c,-but didn't say that I should tell you
whether you guessed right."
'" But, mother, what good will it do for me to
guess, if you don't tell me whether I guess right or
not ? "
-" I am sure I don't know," replied her mother;
4" I didn't propose to you to guess."
SNo," said Lucy, that's true; but then I wish
I knew. However, I don't think that is it, after
all; for I don't believe that Lady- Jane would
write a letter to you just to say there is not going
to be any school. It must be something dese. I
wish I knew what it was."
"Is it a pleasant feeling for you, Lucy," asked
her mother, to want to know something which
you cannot know ? "
c" No, mother ; it is very unpleasant."
." Then why," said her mother" do you keep
your mind full of it ? "
I don't know what you mean," replied
Why, you remain here, thinking of this letter,
and keeping yourself in a painful state of mind ;
whereas you might go away and forget it."
"c Well, I'll go away, and try to forget it," said
Lucy; C" but I'm very sure that I can't."
So Lucy went away : but, instead of trying to
AN IN-VITATrIb. 6N2
forget the subject, she went to ask Royal to help
Tlhe contents of the letter were, in fact, these:
Lady Jane said that she was intending to go to
the sea-side for a month, and to take Marielle
with Her; and she wrote that letter to ask Lucey's
mother to let Lucy go too. She said that Mari-
elle was very desirous of having Lucy for play-
mate, and that she had herself been very much
pleased with Lucy's gentle ,and quiet character,
and, if her father and- mother had no objection, it
would give her a great deal of pleasure, she said,
to have her go with them. WVhen Lucy's mother
had read the letter, she thought it was not best to
say any thing about the plan to Lucy herself, until
her father had come home, and it had been de-
cided whetheijt was best to accept or decline the
Now, though Lucy had a chamber of her own,
as is described in- the first chapter of this book, she
only used it as a place of deposit for her books
and playthings, and also to play in when she had
company. She usJally slept in a little room ad-
joining heremoir's bed room. Before her bed-
time, her father and mother had -talked aboutitthe
invitation which had been sent to Lucy.,'ro.
26 LUCX ON TIIE SEA-SHORE.
arielle's mother, and they b.d concluded to
accept it; and let Lucy go. Accordingly, towards
the latter part of the evening, her mother came
into the parlor where Lucy and Royal were sit-
ting at the table, to tell Luc of the decision.
Royal had some paper before. him, on which he
had ruled five parallel lines; arid he was trying to
write a tune. Lucy was cutting out images with
, Now, Lucy, I'll tell you what was -in the
note from Lady Jane," said her mother.
Well," said Lucy, vOat was it ? "
She says that she i. gol to spend a week or
two at the sea-shore, and t, te waq an invita-
tion for you to go with .
Well," said Lucy, in a tone of great delight,
I should like to go very much. Is Marielle
going tJoL?" ,"
,. ] her mother.
",-d in the middle of a demisemni-
he was -making, asi looked up',
list attentively to what was said.
O, I wish I could go," said he ; I wish I
could go. I would row you and- Mlarielle about
in the bos .
When'are we going ?" as ey, not paya
ing any attention to what R a~aid. ...
AN- I-NriATION. 2
How do you know that you're going at ial,
Lucy ? said, Royal; it's. nothing but an in-
Yes," replied: her mother, <' we have con-
cluded to let Lucy go. They set off in a day
or two." :..,
.VWell," said Lucy, clapping her hands, I'm
vety glad. 1 never went to the sea-shore."
I went once," said Royal, and got some
shells on the beach. I wish you would get me'
some shells on the beach, Lucy,"- he added.
C Yes, I vill," said ucy. "C But what is the
beach ? "
'" Why. it's th1e," replied. Royal "a
smooth and sand~ ,- You can walk all over
it, and find shells. .
"Well," said Lucy, Marielle and I will get
Lucy began to make a great of
Royal about the sea-shore; but
mother told her that it was time
-b) ; .afd she accordingly put awa o
and Scissors, and followed her mother into her
bedroom. She was continually askini estions
about the intended, excursion. Her W i~ how-
ever, could n v werAfthem. She s slh, id
not krrow:l' a nrae ngembents wvhih Ikay
LUCY ON TIHE SEA-SHORE.
Jane had made. She did not know how they
would travel, or where they would go; and she
advised Lucy to dismiss the subject fiom her mind,
and wait till to-morrow, and then she would see
Marielle at school, and could ask her all about it,
So Lucy got into her bed, and laid her cheek
upon her pillow; and, after hearing her repeat her
evening prayer, her mother bade her good night,
and retired into her own bedroom. The door
between Lucy's little room and her mother's bed-
room was les, open, so that Lsucy could hear her
mother moving about he~,room, while she was
trying to go to sleep. Shd always liked to have
this door open, after she had.gone to bed, espe-
cially if her mother was in her bedroom. Even
if she did not speak to her at all, the very idea
that she was near, was company for her.
Mother," said Lucy, at length, after she had
been silent for some time, shall we go in the
stage, do: you think ?"
No," replied her mother, probably not. I
presume you will go in Lady Jane's carriage.'
Here Lucy was silent again for some time.
At length her mother heard her gently call out
"What, Lucy ?'" said her mother, "-
AN IxNVY&AvT ION. 2
Do you suppose that Lady Jane will let 1%Ia-
rielle and me go out in any boats ? "
I don't know," said her mother. She will
do just as she thinks best when you get there.
But I want you to go to sleep; you had better
not think any more about your journey to-night,
but shut up your eyes, and go to sleep."
But I can't help thinking of it," said Lucy.
Well, at any rate," replied her mother, you
can shut-p your eyes, and not talk."
I do keep shutting them up," said Lucy;
" but they won't stay ?
Her mother laughed, and said no -more.
She was constantly engaged6-in her room for
about half an hour after this, and then she got
ready to go back into the parlor; but, before she
went, she had occasion to go into Lucy's room
again. Lucy raised her head suddenly, and
looked at her mother, with eyes wide open.
'" Why, Lucy ". said her mothie; are you
not asleep yet ?".
No, mother," said Lucy ; and so saying, she
laid her head down upon her pillow again.
Why don't you go to sleep ? "
SW' hy, mother," said Lucy, '" I don't know
.I _Eo r girl! '. said her mother. It is realty
:3 --' 3
LUCY ON THE SEA-SHORE.
hard, I suppose." And so saying, she went away,
and left her. She came back again about an
hour afterwards, just before she was ready to go
to bed herself; and she found Lucy lying with her
head upon the pillow, and her cheek upon her
hand, fast asleep.
A LONG RIDE.
)NiE beautiful morning, a day or two after this
time, Lucy found herself at Lady Jane's, just set-
ting off on the expedition to the sea-shore. The
sun was shniing, and-the airclear, for the dust of
the roads had been effect'l ly laid by the rain.
The trees and grass looked green, the flowers
bright and gay, and all the birds were singing
merrily. The carriage was at a door in a large
yard at one side of Lady Jane's house, a-d a boy
was standing at the heads of the horses, w~i th of
hand on the bridle of each of them. The horses
were white, and very large and handsome. They
stood quietly while Parker helped Lady Jane and
the children in. Parker then mounted upon the
box, and Lady Jane and Marielle bade good-by
to every person who was standing at the door,
and the carriage began slowly to move out of the
yard. It went under a large arched gate-way?
which had a grape-vine climbing' 6ver 3 s-arid
two great trees, one on each side of it.
32 LUCY ON THE SEA-SHORE.
/Lucy and Marielle sat upon the front seat
~he carriage was very open in fiont, so that they
would see all around. Lady Jane sat upon the back
seat. She was much older than Lucy's mother,
and she was dressed in black. Besides, Lucy
thought that she alwayslooked rather mournful.
Still Lucy liked Lady Jane very much. Lady
Jane had always been very kind to her. She
liked her now more than ever, for two reasons:
one was, because she had invited her to go to the
sea-shore with her; and the other was, because
she had said in her note that she thought Lucy
was a very quiet and gentle little girl.
Lucy had a very pleasant ride in the carriage
all that day. About two o'clock, they stopped at
a hotel in a considerable village., First, they
went into a large parlor, and sat down upoh a
sofa. -In a few minutes, Parker came in, followed
by a girl who belonged to the hotel, and said, -
Your rooms are ready, Lady Jane."
Lady Jane, Marielle, and Lucy, rose from the
sofa, and. followed the girl out. She conducted
them through a hall into a small parlor, in another
part of the house. It looked out into a pleasant
yard and gardefl. One of the windows opened
down tO6 the floor, so that they could go out by
it to a yard outside, and thence into the garden
A LONG RIDE.
This window was open. There- was a little bed-
room, with a bed in it, wjiich opened into this
parlor. Lady Jane and the children went in
there, and took off their bonnets, and laid them
upon the bed. Presently some one knocked at
the little parlor door. Marielle went to open it.
She found that it was Parker, who -had come to
bring the work-bags and travelling wallets fromTn
'f The dinner will be ready in three quarters
of an hour, madam," said Parker.
It is very well," said Lady Jane. How do
the horses stand the journey ? "
Very well, indeed, madam," said Parker.
I'm glad to hear it," said Lady Jane. ; Will
you look out into this little yard and garden, and
see if it will do for the children to go out there
and play till .dinner is ready. On the whole,
they may go out with you, and you` can leave
them there if you find it is a safe and proper place
for them; and then I believe- I shall not want'
any thing more. Let me' see, is there a bell ? "
Lady Jane looked around the room, and Parker
pointed to a bell-pull, hanging` by the side of the
Very well," said she ; that is all."
So Parker conducted- Marielle and Lucyr out
ILUCY ON THE SFEA-SHORE.
into the garden, leaving Lady Jane to rest herself
upon a sofa in the little parlor. Parker found.
that the yard and garden were very retired, and
perfectly safe and proper for the girls to play in.
He accordingly left them there, and then wont
away. f .
In due time, the children were called to dinner.
They found a table spread in their little back
parlor. Parker had just put chairs at the table,
for Lady Jane and for the children. He. had on
a white jacket and a white apron, and, when they
sat down t0 the table, he took -his place behind
Lady Jane's chair, and, during dinner-time, he
helped them all to what they waited; for Par-
ker was a very accomplished: servant, and, on
such occasions as this, he acted in various ca-
About halfan hour after dinner, they got into
,their carriage again, and rode away. Marielle
and Lucy kneeled, up on the cushion, of the front
seat, and looked out at the fr6ot corner of the
rriage, and talked about the ,objects which suc-
cessively came into view. ,Sch6.etimes they passed
areiSwS,, orchards, a~8d fields covered with
rny ad 4`ew. inches high., ow and then, they
pased m trough a village, or a lit;t|l ha1txisl~ou
o: s a mi where there were misand-a hrid
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Then, again, their road would lay, for a mile or
two, in a wood, which shaded them, and made it
cool and pleasant. They rode on so for some
time ; at last, the children became tired of kneel-
ing up; so they sat down again, and talked to each
other about what they would do when they should
get to the sea-shore. Lucy said she meant to get
some shells upon the beach.
And I mean to go and sail in a boat," said
Marielle; that is, if mother will let us. Shall
you let us?" said she.
That will depend upon what Parker says,"
replied her mother.
Why ? asked Marielle.
O, if he says he can find a good boat, and he
thinks it is safe, perhaps I shall let you."
-" Couldn't you gb too, mother ? said Ma-
"No," replied her mother, I do not think I
shall go out on the water."
C" I never sailed in a boat on the sea," said
Lucy. "Once I sailed on a river with my
When was it asked Marielle.
S0, once, when we were travelling," said
Lucy; "I forget where. I should like to go and
sail in a boat on the sea very much, if Parker will
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go with us. Do they have any rafts on
sea ? "
"Rafts ?" repeated Mlarielle. She did
know exactly what Lucy meant by rafts.
"Yes," said Lucy; "when I went on
mountains, I saw a raft on Emery's Pond."
"What kind of a thing was it'?" asked
"0, it was made of logs. There was a boy
there named Robert, and he sailed his raft out
upon the water. He was going to get some
lilies; only there weren't any."
Lilies ? said Marielle.
Yes, pond lilies, that grow in a pond."
In a pond ? repeated Marielle, surprised.
Yes," said Lucy ; "the lilies grew out in a
pond, where the water was very deep. I saw
the leaves, but there were no lilies then."
SWhy ? said Narielle.
Because it was too late," said Lucy.
This conversation led to Lucy's telling Marielle
something more about her visit among the moun-
tains; and, after a while, both gradually ceased
talking, and rode along in silence, each leaning
back in a corner of the carriage. After that, it
was not a great while before they both fell asleep.
They did not wake again for two hours. Ma-
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rielle opened her eyes first, being disturbed by the
stopping of the carriage. The first thing she ob-
served was, that Lucy was asleep in her corer of
Why said she," Lucy is asleep, and I
almost got asleep."
Yes," said her mother ; I think it was al-
most. You have been sound asleep these two
Why, mother," said Marielle, I did not
know it; but what are we stopping for? "
I don't know," replied her mother.
Marielle kneeled up on the seat again, and
looked out. By this time, Lucy began to wake
up too; and they both looked out to see what was
going on. Parker had driven into the yard of a
hotel, in quite a large village. There was a
piazza extending along the side of the house, and
within the piazza several windows, and one or
two doors. The doors led into the- hotel. A
man came out at one of the doors, with a great
C" Will the ladies come in ? said he.
Do you wish to stop, Lady Jane ? said Par-
ker. I've driven up here to water the horses."
No, I believe not, Parker," said Lady Jane;
'.how far is it now to town ? "
LUCY ON oHn SEA-SHORE.
"' About eight miles," replied Parker; we
siall be there in little more than an hour."
"Then we won't get out," said the lady.
During this conversation, Lucy heard the
noise of a pump; and she looked in the direction
from which the noise proceeded. The pump was
a little farther along in the yard. It was painted
green. There was a square basin of stone before
the pump, to hold water for the horses of travellers
that came there to drink. There was one team
there-then --- a team_-of horses attached to a mon-
strous wagon, loaded up high with boxes and bar-
rels, all tied on with ropes. There were four
horses to it. The two foremost horses were
drinking out of the basin, and a man was holding
a pail to the mouth of one of the other horses,
which were behind them. The foremost.hobses
in the team are called leaders. The pair behind
them, which are harnessed to the pole or tongue
of thp carriage or wagon, are called pole-horses.
The boy who was pumping had his pail hung
upon an iron support, which was attached to the
end of the nose of the pump, so that the pail,
while it was hung there, caught all the water
which he pumped. Parker stood by his horses,
waiting for the boy to bring a pail of water.
- .Parker," said Marielle, why don't yon
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drive right up to the pump, and let the horses
drink out of that great stone box ? "
"' Because," said Parker,, "there is a team
there in the way."
O," said Malrielle.
",Parlerq," said Marielle again, after a mo
meant's pause, what makes the man water two
of his horses with a pail, and not let them drink
themselves ? "
The pole-horses can't get up to the trough
while the leaders are on," replied Parker. He
might take off his leaders, but it is easier to carry
the water to the other horses in a pail."
By this time, the boy had brought a pail of wa-
ter, and Parker held it up to the mouths of his
horses, first to one, and then to the other. He
gave half a pailful to each. Lucy and M'arielle
watched the operation, and they observed that,
when he took the pail away, the horses were re-
luctant to let it go. They kept their hebds in
me pail as long as they could.
" They want some more,_ Parker,' said Mla-
"True, Miss Marielle," said Parker; bsY is
not best to give horses all the water they wa!t,
while they are travelling." -
So saying, Parker gave the boy back his ~i,
LUCY ON THE SEA-SHIORE.
and handed him a- small piece of silver money;
and then he mounted upon the box again, and
drove on. As they were turning out into the
main road,the great, wagon set off too, and went
in the contrary. direction ; the wheels rolling over
the road, with a heavy, lumbering sound.
How much farther is it, Marielle ?" said Lucy.
"Parker said just now," replied Marielle,
" that it was about eight miles."
"'No, but I mean to the s&ea-shore," said Lucy.
" Parker said it was eight miles to town."
Well," replied Marielle, we are not going to
the sea-shore to-night. We are going to town."
SO," Said Lucy, with an expressionn of sur-
prise, I thought we were going directly to the
sea-shore. WVhen are we going to the sea-shore ? "
S" I don't know," said Marielle; when are we,
C" is uncertain," said Lady Jane ; perhaps
day after to-morrow." p
Lucy very soon saw abundant evidence that
they were not to go to the sea-shore. The car-
riages and vehicles of -all sorts were constantly
increasing on the road. The villages, too, became
more frequent and larger. The road grew broad,
pnd a little dusty. They met a great many
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loaded teams, piled up high, like the one they
had seen in the yard of the hotel, with boxes and
barrels. At last, Lucy saw a body of water be-
fore them, and along bridge; and, in a few minutes
afterwards, the carriage came upon the bridge,
which made a great change in the sound pro-
duced by the wheels and the hoofs of the horses.
Parker drew up his horses at a small building
pretty near the beginning of the bridge.
What is he stopping for ? "- said Lucy.
"This is a toll-house," replied Marielle. He
is going to pay the toll."
What is that for ? said Lucy.
"' Why, you see," said Marielle, that the
people that built this monstrous, long bridge,
want some money to pay them for building it;
and they make every body that goes by pay a
little, and so, after a while, they get a good deal."
Do they get enough to pay them for building
the bridge? said Lucy.
Yes, I suppose so," said M:arielle.
Then, after that, I expect they won't make
the people pay any more," said Lucy.
I don't know," said Marielle, about that,
The children were both .silent 'after this, while
they were riding over the bridge. They were
LUCY ON TEE SEA-SHORE.
looking out, each on her own side, at the boats
and vessels on the water, and at the carriages and
persons passing them on the bridge. At last,
Lucy caught a glimpse of another toll-house,
which she knew by its having a sign over it, with
a great deal of reading on it, just like the other.
CC O, stop, stop," said Lucy; here's another
toll-house ; and Parker is driving right by it with-
Marielle looked out, but they had gone by.
I didn't know there were two toll-houses on
the bridge," said she.
Just then there was another great change in
the sound of the wheels, occasioned by their
leaving the bridge, and coming at once upon the
pavement. The pavement was made of rounded
stones, and the wheels of a carriage made a great
noise in going over them, so that Marielle and
Lucy could hardly hear each other speak. Lucy
looked out, however, and saw that they had sud-
denly entered a great maze of streets, with rows
of high buildings on the sides of them, as far as
she could see. They met a great many carriages
and carts of all descriptions, and twice the road
became so filled up with them that Parker had
to stop and wait until the road .was cleared a
little, before he could get along. There was a
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sidewalk, too, on each side of every street, paved
with bricks, and covered with people, on foot,
going and coming. Parker turned a great many
corners, and Lgy thought that he would certainly
get lost; but he drove on rapidly, as if he knew
very well where he was going. At length, he
stopped before the door of a house with a marble
portico, in a street lined on each side with houses
larger than any that Lucy had seen.
CHAPTER 1. .
WHEN the carriage stopped, Lucy looked out
at the house, and said, -
'" What place is this, Marielle ? "
This is my aunt Mary's," replied Marielle.
Are we 4oing to: get -out here ? asked
It became unnecessary for Marielle to answer
this question, for, as soon as it was asked, Parker
opened the door of the carriage, and let them all
get out. Marielle got out first, and Parker helped
her a little with one hand, while he held the reins
with the other. It was not really necessary for
Parker to keep the reins, for the horses- were sz
well trained that they would stand perfectly well
without being held. But, then, Parker knew that
Lady Jane would feel safer, if she saw that he
kept command of the reins, and that this feeling
of safety was far more important to her comfort
than any additional assistance which he might
render her with both hands free.
AUNT MARY'S. 1d
Lucy descended the steps of the carriage, and
came down upon a broad sidewalk made of bricks,
like a. hearth, with an edging of stone between
the sidewalk and the road. At a little distance
from where she stood, and near the outer edge of
the sidewalk, there was a tall, slender, black post,
of a handsome form. On the top of the post was
a square lantern, with a cross bar. The post was
made of iron, and it was nearly twice as high as a
man's head. Lucy looked, and saw a row of such
posts extending along the street. There were a
horse and chaise standing near theKsidewalk, with
a long rein extending from the. horse's bit to a
weight, which was lying upon the sidewalk.
Lucy thought that the row of houses in this street
was very magnificent, with their long ranges of
"windows, their porticos of marble before the doors,
and balconies to the windows in the second
She- had just taken a glimpse at these things,
when Lady Jane asked Marielle if she would go
and ring the bell. So Marielle tripped up the
steps, and Lucy followed her. There was a
name in golden letters on a plate, like a little
looking-glass, on -the door, with a black border
around it. By the side of the door was a black
knob, very smooth and bright. Marielle took
4LUCY ON THE SEA-SHORE.
hold of this knob, and pulled it. Lucy could hear
a bell ring, away in the house.
Is that the way you ring the bell ?" said
Yes," said Manelle ;" they'll come presently."
In the mean time, Lady Jane had got out of
the carriage, and came up the steps. Just then
the door opened, and a handsome-looking black
man appeared. He was very black indeed.
Lucy was afraid of him ; but Marielle smiled and
How do you do, WVashington:? "
Very well, Miss Marielle. I am very glad
to see you."
Washington opened the door for then all to
come in. They were ushered into a spacious
entry, with a large staircase ascending from the
back part of it.
The stairs and the entry floor were carpeted
with a very thick and soft carpet; and the walls
were hung with beautiful pictures, "in large gilt
frames. Washington conducted them through
the entry, and ushered them into a parlor, in the
rear of the house. It was a large parlor, with a
fireplace in one end. The fireplace had pillars
on each side, of white marble, and a mantel-piece,
of the same. There were several sofas and rock-
ing-chairs in the room; and all the other chairs
had cushioned seats. There was one round table
in the middle of the room, with a tall lamp upon
it. There were several other tables around the
room, between the windows, with tops of varie
gated marble, and mirrors under them, against
the wall. There was also one very large mirror
between the windows at the back side of the
room. It was very wide and high, and it
reached almost down to the floor. Lucy walked
towards it, and could see her whole person in
it, and Lady Jane and Marielle beside. She
said she never saw such a large looking-glass
before. The curtains to the windows hung in
very full folds, and were of a splendid color.
There was a thin curtain under them, which
Lucy thought was made of muslin. The window
at the farther end of the room, on each side of
the great mirror, looked out to a little green yard,
lined with trees and grape-vines.
Lucy was very much pleased to see such a
beautiful parlor; but she only had time to take
one general survey of it, before Lady Jane re-
quested Marielle to go to the door and ask Parker
tb send in her work-bag. Lucy thought that she
would go with her.
They went to the door, and found Parker just
5LUCY ON THE SEA-SHORE.
taking the last of the parcels from the carriage.
While Marielle was waiting for him to bring the
work-bag, Lucy was looking at the prospect
which was in view from the door. There were
no houseskon the other side of the street, but, in-
stead, there was a very high iron fence, painted
black, with a picketed top. Beyond the fence
was a smooth, green field, with rows of magnifi-
cent trees. They were elms, and nearly all
were as large- and handsome as the great elm that
overhung -the generals house, which Lucy had
admired so much when she was among the
mountains. Under the trees were broad gravel
walks. While Lucy was admiring the walks,
and the trees, and the great iron fence, a carriage
drove by, drawn by a pair of handsome black
horses, with two ladies inside, and a coachman
mounted on a high seat, which was covered with
a cloth, that hung down all around, bordered by
a fringe. She heard a heavy, rumbling noise,
round a comer pretty near the house, as if some-
thing was coming. She looked to tee what it
was. First, a large and powerful horse appeared,
pulling as if there was something very heavy
behind. He had a very strong harness on, with
a cape of bear-skin over his shoulders. He was
followed by another horse, and then by another;
and finally the cart which the horses were draw
ing appeared. It was square, and black, ano
was full of what looked to Lucy like black stones
There was a cartman walking along by the cart
cracking his whip, and ordering his horses, in a
loud. voice, which way to go.
The horses wheeled round the corner, and the
cart stopped immediately at the house next to
the one where Lucy was. The cartman brought
them up-near to the sidewalk, and then took out
a board behind, which let some of the black stones
fall into the street. Then he went to the front
of the cart. He unfastened a chain, and lifted
the front of the cart up, and immediately the
whole load came pouring down upon the pave-
ment with a great, rattling noise. Just then,
Washington came up the steps with his arms full
of packages, and Marielle took her mother's
work-bag, and went in with it. Lucy had just
time to see Parker mount his seat, and wheel his
horses round, and drive away; and then she fol-
lowed Marielle back into the parlor again.
As they returned through the entry, they saw
a lady coming down stairs. Marielle exclaimed,
"' How dypyou do, aunt? "
Ah, Marielle," said her aunt, I'm very glad
to see you. And who is this little girl ?"
LUCY ON THE SEA-SHORE.
This is Lucy," said Marielle. She is going
to the sea-shore with uss"
c" The sea-shore said her aunt. Are you
going to the sea-shore ?" And so saying, the
lady took Iucy by one hand, and Marielle by the
other, and walked along the entry towards the
parlor where they had left Lady Jan6. The
lady seemed very kind to both the children ; but
Lucy thought that she looked very sad and sor-
rowful. She was pale, and there was an expres-
sion of great anxiety upon her countenance.
When she went into the parlor, she greeted her
sister, Lady Jane, with great cordiality, and said
that she was very glad that she had come, for
little Willie was very sick.
Why, aunt! said Marielle, with a look of
great concern. "Is he sick ? I am very sorry.
How long has he been sick ? "
'0 for some time',- Marielle," replied her aunt.
" You and Lucy can't play with him at all.
And-you'll be very still, won't you ? You'll have
to amuse yourselves, because I must 'take care of
Willie. The doctor is here now. You can go
into the library, you know, and show Lucy some
pictures. Lucy, do you like to look at pictures ?"
Lucy said she liked pictures very much. Lady.
Jane asked some more questions about little Wil-
lie, and then the two ladies went up stairs togeth-
er, while Marielle and Lucy went to the back
window to look at the little yard and the grape-
vines in it. As her aunt was going out of the
door with her mother, she turned round to say, -
Marielle, you know where your room is, and
you can show Lucy."
Yes, aunt," said Marielle.
So her-aunt and her mother went up stairs, and
left Lucy and Marielle in the parlor. Lucy
looked out at. all the windows, and then she-
began to look at the pictures hanging up against
Come, Lucy," said Marielle.
Yes," said Lucy,
beautiful great dog! I never saw such a large
picture of a dog."
"Yes," said Marielle; but come, let's go
to our room, and we'll lock at the pictures by
Yes," said Lucy, "I'll come."
So she began to move along towards Marielle,
looking, however, at the pictures, as she passed
"C O, here is a pond among the mountains !
That's something like Emery's Pond," said Lucy.
Emery's Pond? repeated Marielle.
LUCY ON THl SKA-STIORE.
Yes," said Lucy, "only the house don't look
like Mr. Emery's. How hie-; the mountains are !
We rode around among such mountains."
When ? said Marielle.
O, when I went to the Gap." -
Well, come," said Marielle.
Yes," said Lucy, only just let me see what
all these people are doing in this picture."
"' No," said Marielle; "C I shall go away, and
then you can't find your way to our room.."
So Marielle walked away, and began to ascend
the stairs; and Lucy, finding that she was likely
to be left, gave up the pictures, and followed,
Lucy was very glad that she had not been left
behind, when she found How intricate the passage
was to her room. They went up a flight of
stairs, and then along a passage-way which con-
ducted them by a number of doors, urtil they
came. to one which Marielle said led to her room.
Here they went iA ; and they did not come down
again for half an hour.
WHEN Marielle anCLLucy came down stars,
they returned into the parlor again. Lucy looked
at the pictures a short time, and then Marielle
proposed that they should go into the library.
She accordingly led the way through a door, near
the farther end of the parlor, into a passage-way,
which conducted them to a smaller room beyond,
which Lucy at once thought looked even more
pleasant than the parlor itself. The walls were
almost entirely filled with books, fi-om the ceiling
down as low as the top of a table. The space
below that was finished with drawers and little
doors made of mahogany, and very highly pol-
ished. There was a square table in the middle
of the room, with two large portable desks upon
it. The desks were made of rose-wood, brass
bound, and inlaid in a curious manner. WThe
table was made of rose-wood too, having a flat
border of rose-wood all around the edge upon the
top, and the rest of the upper surface covered
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with dark-blue broadcloth. There were several
large books of maps and plates upon the middle
of the table. There were a few small pictures
hanging about the room, wherever there was
space for them; and between the windows was a
case of shelves, with glass doors, containing some
very splendid apparatus, which Lucy could see
through the glass. There were several very
comfortable-looking arm-chairs about the room,
with spring seats, and stuffed arms and backs, -
all covered with morocco of a purple color.
Lucy took her seat in one of them, saying, -
O, what a beautiful chair! "
As she sat in the 'chair, she turned her eyes
towards a little fireplace which was before her.
It was a small grate, covered with what Lucy
called a fireboard ; but Marielle said that it was a
blower. Over the grate was a mantel-piece, of
marble, supported by two pillars, one on each
side of the grate. There was a small clock upon
the mantel-piece, with the little pendulum swing-
ing regularly to and fro. The pendulum was
suspended by a curious system of bright little
bars, alternately of brass and steel. On one side
of the clock was a thermometer, on an ivory stand,
with a dial upon the top. On the other side
was what Lucy called a round looking-glass. It
was small, and mounted on a little ivory -sup-
port; and it had an ivory frame around it.
Lucy jumped up, and looked into it; and she said
it made her look very small, and very beautiful,
I didn't know that a little glass would make
me look so little," said Lucy.
O0 it is not because it is- a little glass," said
I don't se.e any other reason," said Lucy.
It makes me look very little indeed."
But it can't be because it is a little glass," said
iMarielle; for then a big glass would make you
look very big. And don't. you know that you
don't look any bigger than you are. in the great
glass out in the parlor ? "
Lucy was just going out to look at herself
again in the great glass in the parlor, when a door
opened, and Lady Jane came in. It was not the
same door that they had come in at, that is, the
one leading from the parlor, but another, not far
from the fireplace. Lady Jane opened the door
softly, and shut it again softly.
0 mother," said Marielle, have you been
up to see Willie ? "
Yes," said Lady Jane.
And how does he do ? asked Marielle.
LUCY ON THE SEA-SHORE.
"' He's better,"' said her mother. The doctor
has been here, and he says he's better."
We want to go up and see him," said
No," said her mother, you must not go and
see him. We want to keep him perfectly quiet
and still. We're going to have your tea sent in
here, and you must stay here, and amuse your-
selves as well as you can. I'm going to be up
stairs with sister Mary."
But, mother," said Marielle," I want to carry
Willie his apple."
Marielle had brought a large, rosy apple as "a
present for Willie. It had grown in her garden,
and was of a very early kind, that ripened before
any of the other apples in the garden.
But her mother told her that Willie was not
well enough to eat an apple. She said, however,
that perhaps he would be well enough, the next
day, to have it to play with, but that Marielle
could not give it to him that evening. So, char-
ging M-arielle and Lucy not to make any noise; or-
to -do any mischief, she left them, and went up
As soon as her mother was gone, Marielle
Now, Lucy, we're going to have the library
all to ourselves, and we will .have a good time, I
can assure you. Washington will bring us up
some tea by and by. Then I will be the lady of
the house, and we will play that you yare my
company. And now what shall we do before tea-
time comes ? I can show you some pictures, or
Curiosities ? repeated Lucy ; what kind of
curiosities ? "
O, various kinds," said Marielle; they are.
in these drawers."
So saying, Marielle went to the side of the
room, to a place where there were drawers under,
the books, and began to open them. They were-
full of shells and curiosities of various kinds.
The drawers were divided inside by small parti-.
tions. Some of them were square, and filled
with little shells. In the other drawers, the parti-
tions were larger, and the shells large, and beau-
fully mottled, and polished like .glass; Marielle
took some of them up, one by one, and showed
them to Lucy. There was one in a front corner
of one of thie drawers, which Marielle. said. they
must not take up, for it was very delicate, arid it
would break it to handle it. Lucy looked at it,
however, very attentively. It -was white, and
60 LUCY ON T ..E SEA-SHORE.
thin, and of a beautiful form; and the partition
which it was lying in was lined with cotton, so as
to give it a soft bed.
Presently Marielle opened another drawer, and
showed Lucy some minerals. Some were beauti-
ful crystals, single and in groups, just as they were
formed, with their natural surface smooth and
brilliant like cut glass. There were also speci-
mens of marbles, and spars, and agates, with one
side rough and worn, and the other polished, so
as to show, all the beautiful colors, and reflect the
light, like a mirror. Lucy admired them very
much; and, while she was looking at one which
had waving lines in it, which Lucy said looked
almost like a picture, Marielle suddenly said, -
"' O, that makes me think of the mosaic. I
must show you the mosaic."
So saying, Marielle shut the drawer which
they had been looking at, and went across the
room to the glass case where the apparatus was
kept. Underneath this case there were severMl
small drawers. Marielle opened one, and took out
a picture. It was a picture of a burning mountain.
There were some rocks and lighthouses in the
foreground, that is, in the front part of the pic
ture. Beyond the rocks was a sea, and beyond
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the sea some land, with a great mountain rising
from it. The mountain was a volcano, throwing
up stones and fire.
Let me take it," said Lucy.
Marielle gave the picture to Lucy, telling her to
hold it very carefully, for she said it was very
Lucy took it into her hand, and immediately
Owhat a heavy picture! What makes it so.
Itis a mosaic," said Marielle.
A mosaic ? repeated Lucy.
Yes," replied Marielle; it is made of
I never saw a stone picture before," said
Lucy. I did not know that they could paint
pictures on stones."
O, it isn't painted on the stone," sai, Mari-
elle. The picture is made of different colored
stones, let in, some how or other. There, look at
that ship sailing along. The sails are made of
white stone, cut out and put in just in the right
place. And so the mountain and the lighthouse
are made of different colored stones."
Lucy looked at the mosaic very attentively;
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but she could hardly believe that it was as M1ari-
I don't see how they can make it so," said
"' Nor I," said Marielle ; "but they do, I know.
They made it in Italy. My uncle got it there.
He says he has seen that very mountain."
The children presently put the mosaic away,
and,.after looking at the curiosities in the drawers
a short time longer, they concluded to sit up to the
table, and look at some pictures. Marielle said
she knew where there was a book with some
beautiful pictures in it. So she and Lucy took
hold of a very large arm-chair, large enough to
hold them both, and began to push it along up to
the table. There were little brass wheels at the
bottom of each of the legs of the chair, so that
they could trundle it along very easily.
They. got down the book, too, and began to
look at the pictures; but they found that it was
growing dark, and MVarielle said that she had a
great mind to ring ftr a light. -But Lucy-told
her that she had better not, for it might trouble
Washington to.have to come on purpose to bring
them a light, and that, pretty soon, she thought
that he would come with their tea. And Lucy,
in fact, was right. Washington came in a few
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minutes, bringing in a large lamp with two
branches. Each branch had a shade of ground
glass over the flame of the lamp, so that it lighted
the table and the room very pleasantly, and yet
did not dazzle their eyes. He set this lamp -upon
the middle of the table.
Are you going to bring us our tea pretty soon,
Washington ? said Marielle.
Coming right up with it, Miss Marielle," said
So Washington went out of the room, and
pretty soon returned with a small table just
large enough for a tea-table for Marielle and
Lucy. He set this in a place where there was
room for it, between the great study-table and the
window. It was so near the great table, that the
lamp shone upon it, and lighted it very well. He
then brought a small table-cloth and put over it.
Then he went away again.
In a short time, he returned with a large tray,
containing all things necessary for the tea-table.
There was a little waiter with two tea-pots upon
it, and also a creamer and a sugar-bowl. These
were all of silver. There were also two cups
and saucers; and two plates, witl a knife and fork
for each; and, a dish with a cover upon it, so that
Lucy could not see what was in it.. Washington
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arranged all these things in order upon the table,
and then went out, saying that he was going to
get some chairs. In a mornent he returned, bring-
ing in some chairs, which were lighter and more
suitable for .a tea-table than the great elbow-chairs
-which belonged in the library. He placed one at
each end of the table, and then turned to Marielle
Will you ring, AMiss Marielle, if you want
any thing ? "
Yes," said Miarielle, we'll ring."
So Washington went away.
Marielle and Lucy thenri.-vent to their seats at
the tyble. Marielle took -her place by the little
waiter; for she told Lucy that it would be best
for her to pour out the tea. While she was pour-
ing it out, she asked Lucy to lift off that cover.
and see .what Washington had got for them to eat.
Lucy did so, and& found that it was a plate of hot
muffins. uffins are round cakes, very tender
I' m glad that we came here," said Lucy,
"instead of going directly to the sea-shore. I
think this is a very pleasant place."
Yes,".said Marielle; '"I-like to come to my
aunt's very much,---especially when my uncle
is at home."
Isn't he at home now ? said Lucy.
No," said Marielle; "he has gone away
somewhere, but I don't know where; he's very
often away." -
When are we going to the sea-shore ?" said
I don't know," replied MaridAe. We Were
going to. stay here one day for Parker to go and
engage us a place.- But, now little Willie is sick
I don't know but that we shall stay here longer.
Aunt won't want mother to go- away, I know,
now Willie is so sick, and uncle away from
"Well," said Lucy, I shouldT&~k o stay here
to-morrow, very much, and lon r too."
So Marielle and Lucy talk4d' and ate their
supper together very happily.
After they had finished their supper, Marielle
said that she would ring the bell for Washington
to come; but Lucy said, "Let me ring it." So
Marielle showed her where a green 'cord was
hanging, with a large golden-looking ring at the
end of it ; and she told her that,:if she pulled that,
it would ring the bell, so that Washington could
hear. Lucy, therefore, went and pulled the cord,
but she did not hear any -bell ring.
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However, in a few minutes, Washington came
in with his great tray in his hand.
"Was the supper agreeable, Miss Marielle ?'
said Washington, very respectfully, to Marielle;
for Washington was always very polite.
"Yes," said Marielle, "only I don't think
they meant to have us hurt ourselves with the
Why not? said Washington.
"Why, it was so weak. I couldn't tell, at first,
which was the water-pot."
A faint semblance of a smile appeared for a
moment on Washington's countenance as he re-
Yes, -Lady Jane directed about the tea,
So saying, Washington carried the tea things,
and the table, and the chairs, all away.
gets a little better, you may come down, and
bring him and sister, and leave them there with
us a few days, if you please, and then I will
bring them honme."
They all thought tt t this would be an excel-
lent plan; and it was agreed, if Willie con-
tinued to improve, that in the course of a week,
perhaps, they would come. So they concluded
to take an early tea, and Lady Jane directed
Parker to have the carriage and horses at the
door at six o'clock. By this' plan they thought
that they could get to the place where they were
going, before sunset.
It was very pleasant riding at six o'clock, for
the day had been quite warm, but now it began
to be cool. Parker drove through a great many
streets, turning corner after Srner, until LgSy
wondered how he could find his way. At leai,
however, they began gradually to emerge
.the city. Soon afterwards, as they were ascend-
intg a hill, Lucy found that there was a fine view
of the sea from the window of the carriage. It
looked calm and beautiful. There were islands
of various forms, some covered with trees, aad
some with sides descending to the water in long,
green slopes, or else falling off suddenly in- pre-
cipitate banks; and Lucy saw a great number 60
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ships in the offing. There was one which was
sailing between the islands, which Lucy pointed
out to Marielle, and said that it was exactly like
the vessel sailing in the mosaic.
They found that, the farther they receded from
the city, the more open the country became ; and
Ifucy and Marielle had many a fine prospect
from the windows of the carriage, sometimes to-
wards the land, and sometimes towards the
sea. At length, they turned off somewhat from
the main road, by a way which seemed less
frequented, and which appeared to incline more
towards the shore. The road sooti became wild
and romantic. Sometimes it led through the
woods ascending a hill. TIhen, at the top of the
hill, an extended view of the sea would suddenly
appear before them. Then they would descend
the hill, and ride for a short distance close to the
beach at the head of a little bay; thence along
under some steep, rocky cliffs; and, at the end of
the cliffs, the road ascends !a- short hill, and
plunged into the woods air ere "no signs- of
the sea could be seen ; only t ey could hear the
distant roar of the surf upon the rocks and
At last, they passed round the head of a bay
tiled with islands, and lined with a white, sandy
beach. The bay was bounded by two rocky
points; which extended far out into the water,
the extremities of the points being whitened with
the tumbling breakers. They followed the shore
of this bay a short distance, and then turned into
a road that led" into a little dell which made up
from the shore ; and there the carriage stopped at
a white house with a little yard and garden at the
side of it, and a grove of trees sheltering it be-
hihd. In a w~rd, Lucy had fairly arrived at the
CHI APTER VII.
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THE. house which FParker had found for them
vas a very pleasant one indeed.. There was' a
little parlor below, and two chambers above stairs,
which Lady Jane and the children had to them-
selves. One chamber was for Lady Jane, and
the other was for Marielle and Lucy.
At tea-time that evening, Lady Jane told Ma-
rielle and Lucy that they must confine themselves
to their room two -hours every forenoon, engaged
in any literary occupations they pleased, and that
at other times they might go out and amuse them-
selves in rambling around, within such limits as
Parker should point out.. She said that she could
not go out with them a great deal herself. In
fact, Marielle knew very well' That her mother
would not be out with them a great deal, as her
health was feeble, and she was generally iruch
confined in the house. Lucy did not understand
exactly what she meant by literary occupations,
But shethought she or uld wait and ask Marielle
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some time. She did ask her that night, after they
had gone to bed.
O, she means that we may read, or or
draw," 'said Marielle, "or do any thing t ver
that will be improving to us. That's h.lways
mother's rule when I'm away from home. She
says it is not a good plan for. girls to play all dy
Lucy was"Ary sorry to hear of this rule.. S0 e
had imagined that she could play upon the each
and among the rocks from morning to night, When
she got upon the sea-shore. However, Ma'ielle
said that she Would teach her to draw; and this
proposition, in some measure, reconciled Lucy to"
the plan of being shut up in her room two hours
every day. When this arrangement had been
made,. the children bade each other good night,
.and went to sleep, agreeing to get up early in the
morning, and go out and take a walk. before
Accordingly, the next morning, a little after
sunrise, they came out at the front door of the
house together. The house, as was stated in the
Iast chapter, was in a little sheltered valley, or
rather dell, which opened from the shore of the
bay ; and the road, there, which passed i.
fiont of the house, led, in 4ii direction, dowxvi~t
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the shore of the bay, and, in the other direction,
farther into the valley. They saw that this road,
which led back from the sea, after passing up the
valley a little way, began to ascend a: hill; and
Marielle thought that, if they went up that'road,
they should find a beautiful prospect. On the
other hand, if they went down the road, to the
shore of the sea, they could play on the beach.
They were somewhat in doubt what to do. Ma-
rielle was rather inclined to think it would be
best to go up the road, to see the prospect from
But, Marielle," said Lucy, I think we had
- better go down to the shore. I have been on
hills a great many times, and I never -went on
a shoe. And, besides, I want to find some shells
Yes, but, Lucy," replied-Marielle, we don't
know yet where it is safe for- us to go on the
shore. Parker is coming, after breakfast, to show
us where it is safe; and we might get into some
difficulty if we go there first. But we can go up
on the hill, and that will certainly be safe. And
then, besides, when we are there, we can see the
shores all around, and choose pleasant places for
our walks. We can see the islands, and the
hoazon, and ships in the offing."
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Well," said -Lucy, ,( then I'll go up on the
Tley accordingly turned away from the direc-
tion which led towards the shore, and walked
along up the dell. Presently the road began4o
ascend a hill, and, after walking about halfa mile,
they came to the top of it.' The prospect was
very magnificent indeed. They found that the
land which they were upon, was only a narrow
cape, extending down into the sea, with a bay on
each side of it ; so that, in leaving the house, and
coirin-g up the dell, although they were leaving
the sea on one side, yet they were going towards.
it on the other; for as soon as they reached the
summit, by going on down the other side, they
would come.to the beach again. Between these
two bays the point of land extended out nearly
a mile, with a rocky island upon the end of it.
There wasa lighthouse upon this island. They
could also see a great many islands scattered about
in the- two bays, and along the coast, -- their
shores whitened with the foam of the waves roll-
ing against them. -The- water. was very smooth,
however, at a little distance from the shore. Lucy
wondered why it beat so restlessly against the
rocks, and rolled, up in foam upon the beaches,
when it seemed perfectly smooth out at sea.
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JLucy admired the smooth and beautiful line' of
the horizon, with little white specks here and
there, which Marielle told. her were the sails of
Lucy was very much interested in the light-
house, too. It was a tall, white building, with
windows aall around in the top. Marielle said
that the windows were to let the light shine
through. There was a small house at the foot of
the lighthouse, where Marielle said she supposed
the man lived who had the care of it. The island
on which these buildings were situated, was very
rough and rocky, with precipices on the sides,
and rugged rocks rising in various places all over
it. Between these, however, there was some
smooth ground, covered with very green grass,
and a few trees.
This island was connected with the shore by
a narrow strip of low, sandy land, which Lucy
thought was a road that the people had made, so.
as to get over to the lighthouse. It appeared to
be about as wide as a road; but Marielle told
her that it was nothing but a natural beach.
"c Well," said Lucy," at any rate, it will do
for a road. We can get over to the lighthouse
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Yes," said Marielle, perhaps so. It looks
smooth and dry."
"c Let us ask your mother to let -us go over
there, then," said Lucy, some day."
"Yes," said Marielle, "I will; only I had
rather have Parker go with us."
"Well," replied Lucy, that \Pill be a good
The girls then concluded to go home to break-
At breakfast, Marielle told her mother how ,sur-
prised they were to find that the land which they
were upon was only a narrow point, and that, by
going along the road a little way, they could pass
over it to a sea-shore on the other side. This
was, however, no new intelligence to Lady Jane.
She was well acquainted with the conformations
of the shore. In fact, the shore was deeply in-
dented with bays, and bordered with islands, for
many miles along the coast; and there were
houses built in various situations, which were re-
tired and pleasant, on purpose to receive com-
pany which came to enjoy the sea breezes in the
summer. Some of these houses were upon the
main land, and some upon the islands; and at
the time when Lady Jane and the children were
there, these houses were generally filled with
LUCY ON THE Si:A-SHORE.
company; so that the children often met ladies
and gentlemen walking upon the shores, or saw
them sailing about in pleasure parties on the
There was a little village, too, pretty near, at a
place called the landing. There was a hotel at
the village, and considerable company at the
hotel. The hotel was about a mile and a half
from the house which Parker had chosen for
Lady Jane. Parker kept his horses at the hotel,
where there was a large stable on purpose for
keeping horses; and Parker spent the night at
the hotel himself. He always came with the
carriage every morning about ten o'clock, to take
Lady Jane out to ride, and to receive his orders
for the day.
Generally, Marielle and Lucy rode with Lady
Jane. The rides were usually around the shore,
by roads made on purpose for such drives
Sometimes Parker would drive them on the beach
for half a mile, with the water dashing up under
the horses' feet, and under the wheels. There
was one beach, in particular, which was very
broad and white, and as smooth and hard as a
floor. The water continued rolling upon the
sand, in a succession of long waves, which curled
over, and broke, at last, in a long, white roll of
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foam, extending from end to end of the beach.
It was very .pleasant for them to ride here, with
the cool air from the sea, fanning them in their
seats in the carriage, and the water bathing inces-
santly the road beneath their wheels.
One of the pleasantest rides which they took
was down to the lighthouse. The low, sandy
neck, which connected the lighthouse island with
the main land, answered very well for a road
when the water was not too high. When the
tide was up,. it was covered, so that it was impos-
sible to get to the island without a boat.' But,
excepting when it was near high tide, it was very
pleasant crossing; and even -when it was barely
covered, Parker would drive over it, the horses
walking along through the water. Lucy told
Marielle that this was like fording the rivers, as
she did when she was among the mountains.
The lighthouse was kept by ati old man with
a wooden leg. He had a small boat, and he
used to row himself out in it to catch fish; and
then he would take them to the landing in his
boat to sell. His name was Star. His wife was
older than he was, and even more infirm. She
was almost blind.- She used to sit under a little
porch before the door, knitting, and listening to the
roar of the surf upon the -beach. Lady Jane
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used often to go down and see her, and talk with
her about old times. One day, when they were
coming h6mooitom a visit to the lighthouse, Ma-
rielle asked her mother why she liked to talk with
the old lady so much about old times.
S" Partly because I like to hear what she has to
gay,"~eplied Lady Jane, "and partly because it
pleases her to tell me."
~'Dbes it please her particularly to tell you ? "
Yes," replied her mother. Old people are
always very fond of telling about old times. In
the first place, they remember more distinctly
what took place when they were young, and
talking about it brings up very vivid scenes,
which interest their minds. And then it makes
them feel as if they were of some consequence,
to ind that what they know is interesting to other
Lucy resolved that, some time when she and
Marielle were down at the lighthouse, she would
talk with the old lady herself about old times.
Not very far from where they were residing,
there was the wreck of a vessel, driven partly up
on the beach, so that Marielle and Lucy could
climb :into it when the tide was low enough.
The wreck had pretty nearly gone to pieces:
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indeed,_little was left excepting the ribs; and these
were partly buried in-the sand. It seemed 6-be.
fallen over upon one side, and it looked so old
that the children concluded that it had been there
a great many years; Lucy thought at least as
many as / hundred. The wood was all covered,
as high as the tide came up, with curious-looking
things, like little shells. Parker told them that
they were called barnacles.
The girls regularly spent two hours, in the
morning, in their room. Sometimes they read;
sometimes they wrote; and sometimes, for several
daps in succession, they devoted the whole two
hours to drawing. Lady Jane did not tell them
the reason why she required them to remain at
their tables a part of every day; but the reason
was, that she knew that they would enjoy them-
selves a great deal more, during those hours of the
day which they spent in play, if they were con-
fined to their studies a part of the time. So she
always adopted this plan with Marielle when they
were away fror home, excepting the days when
they were actually on the road.
The girls became so interested in their drawing,
that. at last they carried their paper and some
pencils down to the sea-shore, and attempted to
draw there. The firsOlesson was the lighthouse.
90 LUCY ON THE SEA-SHORE.
They found a place among the rocks where they
could see it very distinctly; and so, putting their
papers upon a book, and holding the books in
their laps, they worked for half an hour.
Marielle succeeded with her drawing very
well.' Lucy looked at it repeatedly while Ma-
rielle was at work upon it; and when it was
finished, she said that it looked very much like a
"But as for mine," she added, "it looks more
like a picture of Eben's lantern than like a light-
"Eben's lantern! What Eben?" asked Ma-
Why, the general's Eben," replied Lucy.
"Where does he live ?" said Marielle.
SO, among the mountains," said Lucy.
A TRUE STORY.
ONE evening, Marielle and Lucy wanted to go
and take a walk upon the sea-shore. Marielle
asked her mother whether Parker could go with
them, for he sometimes went with them, to take
care of them on their walks, especially when they
went out near the evening. But her mother said
that she believed she would go with them herself.
. So they set out, and went down upon the point
towards the lighthouse. It was just before sun-
They came to a place where there was a car-
penter at work repairing a wharf. It was a small
wharf, where fishing-boats were accustomed to
land. They had seen the carpenter before, and
they sat down upon a -large stick of timber, which
was lying upon the wharf, to see what he was
It is a pleasant evening," said Lacr Jane.
"Yes, madam," said the carpenter, a very
pleasant evening 'rm glad of it for the sake of
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the shipping 6ff the coast, though they do some-
times get iiit difficulty eve6 in pleasant weather."
Ah do they ? said Lady Jane.
Yes,"- replied the carpenter. I-was cast
away once myself, in as pleasant an evening as
tis ; only it was not in this season of the year.
.It was in November, about nine o'clock, a fine
How was it?" said Lady Jane. "Tell us
all about it."
'Twas a. number of years. ago," replied the
carpenter. It was in November a bright and
moonlight evening in November. I had been at
work at the eastward. I was an apprentice then,
and was going home. We shipped on board of a
sloop loaded with lumber. W;e had a very h4avy
load. There were three or four store frames on
the deck --very long timbers. Some. of them
stretched out ten feet over the bows, and so
away back to the quarter-deck, .
C We were cumbered up so onuch that the
captain was afraid to go out unless the prospect
was very fair. So he waited some time; and at
last the passengers began to get tired, and wanted
him to go -out. There were-as many as thirty
passengers, and. one or two old sea-captains
among them. The captain of the sloop as
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rather a young man ; and besides him, there wetV
a mate and a boy, anglhat was all that belonged
to the sloop. We ran down to the month of the
river once or twice; but, when we got there, the
captain thought the wind was not .promising
enough. So we ran back again.
"At. last, one afternoon, we went. down; but,
-when we got to the mouth of the river, the captain
was still rather unwilling to go out. The moon
was almost full, and shining clear. It would be
full, at midnight. The wind was ,north-east,
and the captain said that, when the moon changed,
if th4 wind should come in at the north-west, he
should lose his deck-load. It would blow him
off. So he wanted to wait till after. midnight, to
see how the x\ er 16oked then. But the
passengers persuaded him to put out, and so
"" We had a very fine sail along the shore that
evening. I could see the land all .the -way. I
remember I got into a hogshead that was on.
deck, one head out. for the cabin was so full of
passengers, liat there was no room to lie down
on any. thing. The wind was fair, a little off
shore, and we went on well, main sheet all out,
till about eight o'clock, when'I heard the man at
thi helm say, There are breake-s on the weath-
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-er of us.' He put the helm hard up, but it was
too late. We struck a mnthent afterwards.
It wvs a smooth sort of a rock, which lay
shelving in the water, and- the bows of the sloop
slid up .n it about ten feet. ,So we, didn't strike
solid. But there we were, fast. The tide was
ebbing. The captain was below ; but he came
up, and he, and the mate, and the boy, took to the
boat. The boat was astern. They got on board
of her, and pushed off, and said that they were
going to the shore to get help. And so away
they went, without leaving any orders, or telling
us what to do. They were gone three hours."
What time did you say this was ? asked
":This was about eight o'9clek in the evening,"
said the. carpenter. -" As soon as they were
gone, we went to work. First, we handed the
sails, and then we got up our tools. I had my
chest of tools below. I was apprUetice then, and
the man I worked with was aboardtoo. We got
our tools, and went to work _:hery thing that
would cut, and cut up these long timbers on the
deck, and got -hem overboard. The sea was
pretty .smooth, but the swell dashed the spray
upon us some,-though we didn't mind it. The
tide ebbed away, and, after a while, it Jeft
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rocks bare on one side the side next the shore. 1
got down on the rocks since on that side. On the
other side it was deep water. We woold throw
over a piece of timber thirty feet long, and it
didn't seem to strike bottom.
C We worked away, all night. About mid-
night, we heard the boat coming. The captain
came near enough to hail -us, but he wouldn't
come -on board. He didn't dare to. He said
that help was coming. There was a brig, he
said,-witl a large crew up a bay, and he had sent
to them, fo come down with boats.
The people built fires, too, all along the shore.
We were not more than a mile. fiom the shore,
and we could see them around the fires quite
plain. We got along very well as long as we
had work to do; but about two o'clock, we got
the deck-load all off, and then we haid nothing to
do. and it began to seem rather lonesome. Be-
sides, the tide, this time, rose again, and floated
the stern of l~ oop off the rock ; and then
every swell of !would lift up the stern, and
let it down again h So we kept thumping.
Finally, it carri i away the rudder, and stove in
the stern,. so that the hold and cabin were half
ftll of water.
s^kt last, we heard the boats coining... Th..
LUCY ON THE SEA-SHORE.
were three of them. They came right up along-
side. -As soon as we heard them, every one went
to work getting a few of their things together,
in handkerchiefs and bundles, to save a little
something if they could.. But as -soon as the
boats came alongside, 1 don't think it was more
than three minutes befQre we were all in, and had
pushed off. There was one man there who went
,down into the cabin to get his trunk, and, while
he was there, the sloop thumped so hard as to
knock him down, and stun him; and4 then it
tumbled him about on the cabin floor. He could
not get up' again, and several men had to go
down.and land him right up the companion-way
by main force. He was stunned.
So we all got into thdboats, only there was
one man, the boatswain' of the brig, who said he
would stay on board, if any body would stay with
him ; and another one volunteered t do it. So
they staid while the boats went bhe shore and
c".While we-vere gone, got up.so high
that it floated the sloop-o the rocks, and she
drifted- aw ay into deep water, unftI they let go the
anchor, and that held her. She was pretty. much
full of water, but she could not sink, for she was
loaded with boards. We had forty tho-6and
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feet of boards below. She lay there till the next
day, and then they went out with a great number
of boats, and undertook to tow her in. But it
was very slow work. You see, the rudder was
gone, and they couldn't steer her; and she yawed
about so, that they could hardly do any thing with
her. Finally, they got her in, and repaired her,
but it took all winter. I did not get my things, I
know, till the next June."
"Then they repaired the vessel? said Lady
Yes," said the carpenter; they repaired her,
and sent her to sea again."
I think you had a very narrow escape," said
Yes," said the carpenter; it was well for
us that it was a still night. If the wind had
breezed up while the captain was gone ashore, it
would ha staved us all to pieces."
As the ca:1-fter said this, he gathered up his
tools, and b .o away, fo was time for
him to leave o rk. La a ane and the
twoAirls rambled ng the shore a little while,
and then they Turned towards hb e.
.C Motlit6," said Marielle, after sh ad been
walking along a few minutes in silence, cc never
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heard of a shipwieck in-a pleasant evening b&
'I. suppose it is not very usual," said Lady
Jane. In the pleasant evenings, they can see
the rocks and breakers, and so avoid them."
TWhat are breakers ? asked Lucy.
They are the waves breaking over .rocks that
are, under water," replied Lady Jane. cc When
t ate is deep, the. waves roll along regularly ;
but if there .are -an '--he water breaks and
foams against them, and that gives "lors
"There's one thing I did not understand,"
said Marielle, about the captain and his boat.
The carpenter said that the captain only came
back near enough to speak to them, but he
wouldn't come to the vessel."
"Yes," said- Lady Jane; I remember i
said so." -
c He -said the captain was afraid to come."
"Yes," reed ld ady Jane;. he was afrak
that the passe rs would al'oio ie crowding into
the boat, and sink it. .That is the way they'ften
do when a vesst is wrecked, or in any very urgent
danger. he passenger and crew idsctimes all
crowd into the boats, anid so they sink them."
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"It seems to me that is very foolish," said
"Yes," said Lady Jane, "it seems foolish; but
they are all so eager to escape from the danger,
that they don't consider. Each one hopes that the
boat will hold one more; and they get it so full
that it sinks, or else it is loaded down so deep
that the waves break over it, and fill it with water,
as soon as they attempt to sail away. It often
requires great presence of mind and energy in the
captain, to prevent the boats being overloaded, in
case of any urgent danger at sea."
PARKER had instructed Marielle and L ucy that,
when the tide was going down, it was safe for
themiio walk. out- over low places in the sands,
for then they would find the water lower. still
when they wanted to come back. But when the
tide was rising, he thought they ought to be very
careful to. keep away from the low sands. He
meant such low sands as led off to little islands,
or under the base of the cliffs;. for there were
several places .where there were cliffs almost
perpendicular, -which the -sea. dashed against With
great fury ; only, when the tide was nearly down,
-thev4W Ie beach into view, at the bottom,
wide enou r Lucy: and Marielle to walk upon
along, under ihe rocks. Parker -charged them to
keep-" away from all -such, places when the tide
was coming up, for fear that they miMht en-
trapped somewhere-b e water. -
Near a place where the broad beach
and the cliffs began, there was- a little isla
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ihort distance from the shore. The L and was
a large rock, with ragged and broken edges all
around, and" the surface, all over the -top, was
covered with innumerable chasms and fissures.
Still the rock was not very high above the water,
and the top of it was nearly flat in its general
form, and the chasms in it were not deep, so that
Marielle and Lucy could clamber all over it.
They liked to go out to this rock when the tide
was half djvn, and. still ebbing. They called it
their castle. Parker told them it was a safe place
for them, if they were careful not to get caught
there. O, we'll take care ; we won't get caught,"
said Marielle, at the time when Parker was giving
them their instructions.
If such an accident, should happen," said
Parker, there will be no occasion for any alarm,
c" What should we do ? asked Marielle.
"' Nothing but remain on the ro
short time you would be missed aeo, and I
should come in pursuit of you."
"But perhaps the tide would come up and
drow -..us before then," said Lucy.
Stam s arker; c" ift rock is not covered
Va ary tides. Great storms drive over it; but,
eason of the year,- for months at'a time, tBe
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top of it is not even wet with the spray. How-
ever, it is best ,t' keep away from it when the
tide is fl6wirug _
Lucy deter ned that she would not go on it
at all, when Parker said this; but her fears dimin-
ished as she became more accustomed to the sea;
and finally they used to go out to the castle pretty
often. There was a smooth, sandy beach, which
led to it, when the tide was half out, very much
like the little isthmus which led .to the lighthouse
One afternoon, the children were down upon
the shore, drafving, Marielle had been trying to
draw the old !wreck. She thought it would be
very'easy ; but, instead of that, she found it. was
very. difficult, indeed, j was so irregular in its
form. Presently they saw some ladies walking
along towards them on the shore. So MarT' le
.put her paper and pencil into her little portfo io,
and begai~.tj. walk along with Lucy towards the
castle. There was a boat nearly opposite the
front of this rook, lying .at anchor. The after
was smooth, and the boat looked beautiful sit-
ting upon it like a bird. It was painted gree ~and
it had one -tall and s1ider-rinast a- ri a v few
ropes; Marielle immediately determined e
Rauld dra* it.
It will be a beautiful drawing lesson," said
L~arielle, and I think it will be easy, because:
there are so few ropes. We will go out on our
castle, and then I can get an excellent place to
sit and draw it."
'Well," said Lucy, T 'ill make a mark."
So Lucy picked -lp a broken shell, which was
lyinrg upon the sand24 ent to make a mark,"
as she expressed 'in order to see whether the
tide was goiri 0i#;, or coming in. It was a
method which they usuallyy adopted. There was
an almanac at the house, which told them at .what
time it would be high water; but they did not
like.to trust the almanac entirely, especially as it
was-so easy-:to make a mark, and sew for them-
selves. Marielle said that there might possibly
b|ome mistake in the almanac.
They usually made their mark upon,.the beach,
-- the highest place which the water came to as
it rolled up. the slope of sand; for, when a long,
white wave broke into foam, ther~~i as generally
a thin sheet of -\ater whfii-came from it, that
glided many feet 'up the slope of the beach.
Now, they would watch this wave, as it glided in
.towards their feet, apd4~raw a line on the sand at
the place where it stopped. Then the water
!jiV1rId all run dowp the slop'e again, until ,*was
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met ty another great wave, curling over and
breaking upon it in foam. They would watch
these returning billows for a few minutes,. mark
every one, and then they would select the highest
of their marks, and deepen that a little, and
smooth over the others. Then they would play
about on the beach a few minutes, until the tide
had time to rise or fall a little, when they would
return to the place which they had marked, and
observe whether the wa es came up higher than
their mark, or not so high ; and thus they satisfied
themselves whether tihe tide.was rising or falling.
Lucy accordingly made a mark; and, after wait-
ing a little time, they found the tide was falling.
This corresponded with what the airanac had
predicted; for, by the alinanac, the tide was to
be high at noon, and, as it was now afternoon,tit
ought to be going down.
Being convinced, therefore, by the united evi
dence of the almanac and their observation, that
the tide was in& down, the girls walked over
the sand, and a ,"- -the rock. They clam-
bered along to a ds the outer edge of it. Mari-
elle helped Ljtiy over the chasms and ragged
places. They found a ve*ry pleasant place to sit,
on the side of the rock which was towards thet
ittliiil-boat ; for the sail-boat was in a sor,4
cove, which had Wt castle and the sandy neck a0
one side, and the beach on the other, so that i-
could be seen either from the shore or from the
castle, but better from the castle, because it was
nearer to it than it was to the main land. Be-
sides, the girls found a better place to sit down
and draw, upon the rocks of their island, than they
could upon the low, sandy beach of-the main
After they had been drawing here for some
time, Lucy got tired, and she laid her pencil
down by ,her side, saying that she could not draw
It is not a vessel," said Marielle; it is .only
a boat." '%
"" It has got a mast," said Lucy, and some
Yes," replied Marielle; "but it is only a sail
Well,", said Lucy, it is hard to draw, at any
rate. It is as hard as a vessel, because of the
ropes; and I'm not going to aw any more. I'm
going to see this log."
What Lucy called a Idg was r he topmast
of a vessel that was lying upon the sand. This
topmast had been driven upon the rocks in this
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place, and had got wedged in -among them, and
there it had been lying for many years.
Lucy," -said Marielle, "you must not go
down neai the water."
No," said -Lucy; '" I'i only going down to
sit. on this -great log."
I think that is rather too near," said Marielle.
"c That .is pretty near the sea-weed. Parker said
we must keep away from the sea-weed."
Parker had told Marielle that these rocks,
which were near the water's edge, when they
were covered with sea-weed, were. very slippery.
The tide, rising and falling over them, kept them
wet ; and, though the sea-weed might appear dry
sometimes upon the top, it jshs oftn very wet
and slippery below.
Lucy, therefore, did not go very pear, but sat
down upon. the end of the broken topmast, and
began to look out upon the water; to see what was
to be seen.
0 Marielle," said Lucy, there "is a great,
white bird; look at him "
Yes, I 'Iute," said Marielle.
He'll be)qein a minute," said Lucy ; he's
going behind that island."
No matter," said arielle. I am just
mnakaIg the seats in this boat."
Marielle did not look away from her wori
She moved her eyes alternately from her drain
to the sail-boat, and from the sail-boat to the
drawing. Lucy did not urge her to look at the
bird, for just then he disappeared behind some
trees; and, besides, Lucy's attention was attracted
by hearing a peculiar sound, like the rattling of
oars, coming over the water. The sound was
faint and distant. Lucy- looked in the direction
from-which it came, and listened very attentively.
Presently she called out to Marielle, -'
"' Marielle, here's a boat coming."
Well," said MIarielle.
"Look Marielle, look Here is a boat corn-
ing round th rock. It is coming this way."
Yes," said Marielle, I'll look in a minute."
"There are two men in it, Marielle," continued
.Marielle looked up from her work, and saw, as
Lucy had said, a small boat coming across the
water, directly towards them. There were two
men in it. One was in the middle of the boat,
with his back towards them, roi The other
was in the farther end of it, withkis face towards
the children. He was steering. The boat. had
come out from a little cove: it had turned, and
now seemed to be coming. directly towards-' -timl