ward. Ilelph doubted not that he should in the
meantime, gain a complete inllucncs and asceuv
dency over him.
In what particular way this great power was tun
to be wielded, ho had, perhaps, not dolinitely
determined. but his own interests andt oso of
then b bi neyniight die a minor, leavirl
v uncle the leadin heir to his estates. t
ace of twenty-one he we have no power to
a will. a how great the plroliability that
before that time arrived h ' t f victim
many dangers and diseases inci-
dent to childhood and youth. Ralph certainly
did not bestow any extraordinary care upon his
“H ust take his chance." he said, when six
months after the lad had become a member
his family. he was seized with an epidemic thou
prevalent in the neighborhood; “ we cannot be
cal iii" a pbysifzian for everytrillfing ailing. Hes-
ter 1 nurse
8 e gave him whatever he
t could be kinder l‘ some people
a patient in I raging fever should
to drink very cold waterin nu-
liinitcd uantitics. especially if the sumercr was
a child o weak ‘udgrnent, and delirious at lhat.
' rter ha no such scrn les, and Sidney
rom irst or from to
company. a was a lowed to rein ‘u
with his then hts and fever-phantoms,
asty visits 0 nurse.
are inquiries after his wants, his feeble
reply of “ fothing. Auntv ” ‘
ot he allowed
d1‘-0 athy tri-
out profit. to aintthe de-
oor orp an y, without
sister or brother. surrounded b and condding
in those whose interests were a antagonistic to
is own-liyo, o is very exis cc.
ysidnsy was a sufferer, but are he had reached
canals In an) ma runzr.
lfulzll llcrter ll -
proposition, as far at least as pecuniary lattera
were conc‘ ed. there w
failed to discourage his sanguine, trnstful, cheer-
‘ ‘ illness hid compelled him to rs
’ ‘mo ursui I the I
s can give, in I family
usual attractions, whose welcome home t
ii uueui as
me a should be in a ' ad plight.
, Hm], ii-aifa nitaie,
might have ., cousidcrellas the haihingnrs
ofa dialinguislied Iuturr, had his lot not been
f of future happiness
to small, that nothing but
w is ever saiisfac- ins eit
h beloved c ‘dish, who
deep within that chill vale of overt
cast so 1;
Ebert) iua so often mourns its hlghte
one heart was a ii-ell-spring cl
tender emotions. was e y w
which Ca taiu Jay found himself surrounded on
retiring om his ocean life. a family almostof
strangers to the hardy voyager, who for maay
- ii e never, never did, ,
Lizzie, who had talked verv fast and excitedly,
burst into tears as she closed, and put her
apron to her e es
even Addhion. who egan to pride himself on
his inanlinesa. could not refrain from emotion
a t e ' s eawa one
cars a at V r wo V
at home. ut his memory had been kept ahve
in the hearts of the children by the affectionate
teachings o ‘a wife, who had never sulfel-ed
his toils and hardships to fade from her thoughts.
d who tlir gh man long years had looked
continually forward to time n he should
hewouldso earlyhaveearned. Whatpictures
, did not find a repining or de-
spoudiiig wife, prepared me I im wit ,
d leful picture of their destitute state, and with
the fortuneat ey ha missed.
9 to th ir
vain regrets for
his orincr eni layers, at a
be greatest economy
n the part of his wife could h v
r ivante. 'et the were
unha p . except in their solioitude for their
were owing up around
them, and for whose future we re there seemed
a no provis'
e ing of a forgotten
rs who gave wealth to vou
r- subject, or how far his nature may be ta
Mrs. My had denied herself many things for
the purpose of assistin in 'vin Addison &
liberal education, and, a though, since her hus-
haod‘s changed fortunes.
relinquish this cheri
boy liaa already advanced so ar in his studies,
at they encouraged him to continue in in
‘vats, ' ‘ some contingency which
might yet enable him to attain to the profession
his earnest choice-the law 0!‘ this coveted
result, Addison himself never despaired, nor d
it even seem to his sanguine nature task
cult of achievement. the age of sixteen he
was fully competent to take char 9 of a country
district school, and it would be him
tray the delight with which he received, at tba
age. from the legal inspectors of teachers, a. cer-
tificate of qualification.
“low, inanima." raid the delightedboy, “only
let me find a school that I can keep six months
in every ylear, an em a Bl8(I3 man.
study law, at the same time support myiwlr, and
little Lizzie’, too, if ncccssary. so we are 011‘
"iv tn ‘to yet, my son,“ said the father
The school is to bwpf-tund'yet. you
ow.” , .
" 0. I shall find one. father. There are plcnl
ofthcm in want of teachers, ‘and I dou’t look so
very young, you know. I think I could
seventeen ” an Addison unconscious y drew
is lingers across his u pcr hp.
Asniile from his parents and a loud laugh
out Lizzie greeted this gesture.
“There's nothing there. Addy. You needn't
think it," she said. “ Yourface is just as smooth
as mine, every bit."
“ win was as handsome,” thought the
pleased brother. as he gazed affectionately at
the sweet, smiling face that was turned towards
I think ca contrive to get alon
that. for I shall always look as though
freshly shaved, you know. But I
there is one think necessary,” he c
I more serious air. glancing at his clothes, and
leaving ‘ e aruients themselves to fin
the sentence, which they did by a very eloquent
though silent appeal to the eyes of al .
There was no line I ing 1‘ fact. Addison’!
hahiliments we: u ncarly threadbare, besides be-
‘ ‘ and l re. Jay could
hardly restrain her tears as she rofl upon
their inability to render her son the scanty as<
sistanco of a new coa , 7- ‘
" it was to be an evening school," continued
the lad. thoughtfully, "1 might manage wit
t more than dfleeu dol-
larsa”said Mrs. Jay, hesitatingly, to her bus-
“But we owe twice that sum already.” replied
the Captain, wit a sigh‘, “ won t] it be honest
to incur this debt. with no certainty of beings
to rape it "
" ’d ison would himself pay it out of his first
" f course I would.” added the boy; “ but I
might fail to get a school. after all, and than we
' b ' I don't want papa to
run an such risk as thawforl k w it makes
him low-spirited to be in debt. I must manage
some other wa ." . ' ,
“ mammal" exclaimed Lizzie, with bnm-
“ what a pity we should be so very,
very poor. when cousin Sidne is as rich as a
Eriuce, and never Epoulls a dollar either. If we
ad only a hundro rt as much as he has.
we could have nice clothes, and every
wanted, and Addison need nottcach a school at
“Hush, my child," replied Mrs. Jay. “Ila
, cousin assigned Pov-
t?a us. Can you not say ‘ His wll he
3 . .. . .
than to think we would ark him for luythin .
utlcrly djsownina us, mere y
1'1 and we a "
"‘1tia a sad spectacle intlsc to see so young e
A boy with so muc
ii worldlint--cs null snldsllncas;
t we lioow n
o w lit influences he may he
with hrretlila avarice, or warped by paternal
teachings. Le us he chari able.”
"Ztlamma never hliirnca a sa
zie. with adnllhstl face but I (I0 blamn Sid-
be able to sn'oy in retirmeut the competence I
had she not drawn ? how u
h a him, my
0 last wint
clifi‘i- i one
culttopor- t a h l ny
t laid out for clothes, and that they gratified his
ash t w n
resent. be u
see would employ such a
thin we t
remember it all very well," he said, “and
xfter Uncle Hugh’s death, we kept hoping
wee after week, that he would come o
4! spell about gave
up. and for years afterwards I never thought of
Sidus unassocia ed wi is cross ol uncle
and! 9 dogs, who I thought were perpetually
g g'abont with him wherever he went.”
“l ell, Iiliope you have both freely forgiven
, c n.” ,
.“l hope so." replied Lizzie, and then iinrnes
diately added, in a tone which implied anything
but the forgiving apli-it she has rofessad. “I
upposehe -zsto a grand achoo and is p -
psi-mg himself for college.”
" He certainly ought to do so,
abundant insane,“ replied lilrs. Jay
“I don't think it is so," said Addison: “for
the say he is closer than ever his father was,
llzhpt has will not spend a dollar, if ever he
s pi ."
any’ is a very uncertain authority,
You should never repeat anything
another on more tumor, which is tar
otteuer false than true.”
" but his own uncle and guardian says
is. Papa sits there very mute, but he knows
all about it, for Mr. Shaw was out at vi le
er, on some business with Mr. Werter,
who told him those very wor s.”
H Did Mr. Shaw see sissy, papa?” asked Liz.
zia. Excite .
explanation of t e boy's slovehly appearance,
ngtohave a of is money
whims because he was in feeble health.
" s is a very strange story." replied Mrs. Jay.
' do not '
on d have in misrc
not think it very strange," said Captain
J-v. "It is true the nrsimouy of '
out usually follow
gl‘ their children ‘ but it ‘
' en the taint o avarice does
next generation, it is sure to be
force. The fact that Sidney has entirely forgot-
ten you. Ellen, and his cousins. shows that
e can have but Little generosity in his na-
Mrs. Jay sighed without reply, and the conv
YE!‘-Ellblloll was cl.lau cd to ' original theme,
ic . '
u'lother‘a to furnish materials for the son’s suit.
She could easily a are it. she am or the win-
ter was far oil‘. an would quite likely be a mod-
erate one, in which case her shawls would which
The cloak was of V91?
as o such ample dimensions
was no difficliltymitil getting tllig 1:0
I emlin’s we re s
which. 0? course, was a o
ei- was-not. 5
reduced to that of trimming and ruakin
in the hands of an itinerant tailor. who trans.
orted his goose and press-board from house to
oiise, and worked by the day, was a compara-
tive? triding tax.
A dlaon, indeed. came out of his hands qnjte
ransformed, and so very trim and handsome
that Lizzie declared it was a shame he should
ho a school teacher, and that he ought to go
arrr some ‘princess, which she
I 1 he slgguld have ill:
a sc ool district, in search of an occupant for
the pedagogue’s chair.
The he ‘s credentials were unexceplionahle
his manners were reposseasing, and although
as was some emur o is youth, he was
finally accepted, with a warning that he would
me boy o
country be es.
open until the second fall mouth, a
now only August. there was ample time to pre-
pare fuflllefle fol-mitlable perils.
The distnot in which the boy-tutor was thus
early called to labor was a rew miles north of his
native city, thouilh quite ' ‘s resent
bonu a-a di an o from oul easily
wal home on the llalf-hollda at the close of
sch week and s end t e Sun lay. as he gladly
ro iav.-d 0, ill: par la and si tor.
saolvg-d to aclauit himself creditably in his new
non, ha evotsd is immediate
me to perfecting himself more fully
studios. and when at length the drearlcd yet do.
d day arrived. which devolve upon him h’
lines, he enters npnn them with the ease
oily, and 1 coal iiloiue um Ila is I little, iiioni,
and confidence of an expcricuced toncber.
ere were more eyes moist besides hers. and p
ii for a few years, and that itwi
see what in- But
resenting, as he gains nothing by his war 's w
line material, and nearly ‘
expense was now hi
, lcsswlicn yonbecorne
9 < ..
“but 1 think I Y’
smrzsfs nnucarxon. - . ' i
IDNEY must ‘have some education, s
Ralph, if it is only for ap earance > .
e. s own no ing but '
what he gets t'i-om poring over a
set of musty old ooka of his .
r ticiieia. Mercy knows what there
is in e . o
“But Sukey has taught him a good deal?’
"Out of the)’ Testament. which she can’t
read, but which he reads to her, and she ox-
he kitchen fireside; but that is not
' ‘ ‘ belooked
t likely to be serviceable
at the priests preach and on
. dilution is of ii!
ttle value to a boy who is in a hopeless cou-
sum on." '
“ ljVho sa she is consumptive?” .
“ octor so says thereis no doubtof it; that
only the greatest care can v rt his falls even
he lives to the age of twenty-
“Ahl” exclaimed lllrs. Werter, for it need
scsrcel be said that person and‘her husband
were t e collpquists. and that Sidney was the
subject of their remarks. ,
“Ahllw -one ' y ,
There was an emphasis to those words which ,
iinplieda great deal-and the pause which fol-
lowed was an expressive one. t was interrupt-
ed b the wife.
“ t would make a very great difference with
to’ be the design of
us, if such should prove
rovidence. Would ‘t
" Why do you askll" returned her husband,
my. “ know '
it would. It would make
e city-twenty-hve first-class dwelling
houses-and. better than all, farm of hve
undred acres. which in a few ears will be all
city lots. ' ' stead of being
under a million dollar bond to has all this safe
for-‘another, and to account for e] the income
of it to another, it would all be mine I”
Ral ll spoke cross1y,asif hephad been Wren god ;
in being already ke t out of it so long, and he
was doubtless vexe also b the cant of his wife.
whose real feelings be we knew to be quite in
ccordance wit ‘ own.
“ r. Temple would be glad anon h to get
Eloise then, wouldu’t he? and even hath and
Ann, backward as they are, would soon become
’ replied Ralph, sneer-ingly. " our ,
h’s red hair would ave a beautiful an urn '
tinge then, and Auu’s squint would become a
slight and rather interesting obliquity of
“Poor children l” exclaimed lllrs. Wetter.
bill of expenses the have been to
' uch and uminerye-and
they are as far from being ‘ settled ’ now as ever.
for e peoples extravagant nations, 1
might perhaps ave been as rich 3 man as Hugh
“ Why, you don't mean to say that I have
spent?” ' l
“ Not a million-nor a hundred thousand-nor
quarter of u I‘luAn’l'1'si-nily ac.
pauses nsarlylqual his income, he dou’t dare
o risk money in speculation. Yes, Imigtit have
been as rich as Hu
“And have been what he is now, perhaps.
What diderence does it make, as long as you r ,, i
are like to have it all in another way ?" '
“Hush, here he come .'.
thin, small boy, with handsome though
A very , ,'
pale adown tln entered the i '
, es e.-n........... 7 .. l
I .,. .,
y the secret. His 0$p0Iia '
idney’a request had, therefore, 'min- I
P blio ' ' id (1 btl ' '
meuboy B(l:g:‘lllldo1n1WOD ou ess require
lie I t‘ '1
incilhggzgg wmee mg upl s fro
the speakers, without
n of the point in question.
oll, aid. is it the school igaia
artalpii. run lily.
replied the lad, in a very fain
A x at the chair which his uncle sat
inhbnt not at its occupant. .
D011 i You think it rather a foolish way to
SD91“! your money? Youncan read and write
prgtry well now, can’l you T
mmle (:1; rasad ppentty well, and writs‘a little, but E V
,,l.,.%'::, ..i"t..:,s.tl:"l‘s:i:“:: W“ ‘V
r own . ’
‘is the boy uickly;
5n‘“1Eh- am, a... .i.:l“..::3.::'.:f,.3‘:.::.'i
go to school and learn eve thing.”
. “Hal Perhaps Sukev t inks you can afford
1% very well 1" inquired helps anxious to lmow
whether his nephew's sable frleud, who was an
(lid of it ertcr's, had given him any hints
“I know that, si
people have told me such things sometimes,
w they did not know much .
roman you did. because you were papa's
Ralph winced a little, but re lied:
, " Ol course not; and than ey know nothing