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The Flag of Our Union
The flag of our Union, v. XXII, no. 6, Saturday, February 9, 1867.
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The flag of our Union, v. XXII, no. 6, Saturday, February 9, 1867.
Edson, R. B., Mrs.
9 November 2018
Boston : Elliott, Thomes and Talbot
Hunted down / by Mrs. R. B. Edson.
Suffolk County (Mass.)
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---e. >- ..,n:..,.. . ll’; y , ELLIOTT, 'l‘I10)IES 5i- 'l‘ALBO’l'.’ X0, [COMIPLETE IN THIS NUMBER] llllllxi'l‘1ill"oll"i>l;ilxl. llll lH'L‘L R. ll. Enamel. AREFULLY shutting the dnor Lmsr Min yet qnlta eeriy, rer here uud there u puie rter hilnked ire crinmn hrlghtened the eonihre pealhi or the deneely- roilegod piuee, stretching uny lie the em Lke a. line or grim ueutlnnln. it wee u upmely-eetiied eonutry nelghhorhoud, with eonroe heir u dozen houeeu eight. rind theee, eeeu through the ruin: utter, int! u weird, uncuun y look uhout them Aioek Gr-ey wulired with u hrink step, only etopping once to tee it my eruolre yet eroee rroru the neigh- boring ohimneyrt But only the dieunt crowing or e cock, laid the (Nut tinkle or u eow-bell, gore any iilgh ernwukeuing lire. He ehivered with the dump end chril,oiried, perhupe, by the oppressive eileuoe. and luvoinninrily quiokeued hie etepe. Ha hnd u live genuine eountry hoepitnlity, they hivl been mode weiooure to the lroontirul dinner which Aleck Guy‘: rn.l.iy-elreelred “help” lnui luet pinned upon the o The gentlemen wu tall. or u eienr. euiorieru oenrpleulnu, with durlr, en-eight hltlr, end heuvily beurded. Tho eyee were hluehleek, with yellow rnye in them, end the while. even teeth hed e huhlt uieetting theureelree into the Lli(n, eeerlet lips. until you looked. rill! eupeourrg to one the blood hnret through thedeliute ekin. The l:.ely.oa ttreeentrnry, wlu elight. runny-huired rind eeuny-eyed. with e eort,eeeohell pink conl(llu.hIIyooil.lIllg nod going in her rune. she had u pretty, Lmifxhihlinh wry oi ilutmring uheut one. end while her enmrtunlon cull- verrerl with the hint urm various in-nu-s. she had druwn on ottourun up heiore the lollige where lvlru. Gray rerllned,end win tenderly umoehing, with one little duinty hand, the eoit hrown hair or the inrelid; ohettlug rnterlusaly end merrily ottho eeuntry, which the new It“! ror the iiret tine. -- lt rnuut be eocliarmlng," the raid, -- to know rill .,..,,r. ,.e;,<l.t,r,.,,-- .dding,iuughangly: “l‘la4oso tell me more ortheir numee; l have it rency tor hearing new nernm, whioh reminde In,“ on unrueed looli coming into her ism. “I!-at I do no‘ yet in" oorel" “ Do not?“ in eenrprisel voice, end then longh- ing utheruelr rer neking ihe quaitlon. “Tu be turn --I forgot thut we were ti:-engere," amlllnz hick W the’ merry hula hending over her, end reeling tie it she held niweye known the girl, with her huli-child- lnh, hnir-wnurunly wuye “ I rear my nnme will not Immd very ‘rlai ' to you. it let: veryoommon nuhle, zlleu tiny; very simple, in it not?" no i-Iuatdquick look nt her companion, who did not eeeru to mind, otherwble thnn to ehut hie hnnrleorue hheih mum eherply into his lips. Ellen Grey," ehe Mill, nlo-rly. with u lingering hnilliisd hroulhlng through eluh i-tllltllle, H how prutty it in; jut the nature I should here fduciexl he- G. BOSTON, )IASS., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1367. longed to yon, only iiyou were my rriend, I rhould roll you Nellie-doten-t he ever null you 307" gl.une- lug uoroee to where Mr. Gmy wue hitting. “ W'ho,Aleck?" Asudtlell exnllaut liuhll swept over the downcul files, but It Wu l1In.lotitlmniedl3I9- y upliiled with ohger iuiereet, M lvlrn. Grey contin- ued, no yee,Aleck eiten ouile me no. Belura 1 were married, 1 were eouroely ever culled unythlug eleo; but eiher 1 new ‘NelHo' on It little lierulslona, in the lonely ehurehyurd yon nee home the hold yonder, it gained n eweet atlcrednetili. und now 1 no longer can to oiuim it, leuvlng it wholly to my loet darling.“ “ You huve no chllilrtln?" -1 xo, none on onrtli; l have three in heuveu. But purdon me, you linked to know the runner about here. I do not ruuoy you will iind uny rel y new or etrenge. There ere sprnguee, Llnimlna, nenne, rurnel-e, Ben- lion nd Fryen. The lnetle not, howerer, eeomrnou nume ohout here, there being hut one onnily, end I may uybnt one pereon oitire nurne, in town." t4 Frye, did you My? new queer I" lunghing, rind gulrrg overiothe window to look out. “Where do alftheae peepleiivo-thin Frye, for llldcance?" H Mrs. Frye lives in the brown eottege ut the bend in the road, where yon oouinet eee the rolling ni u hridge." -t lineu't rhe any hunhontl or lover?" iunghiug. “She liiu no husbieild, he llleil berere ehe ulna here. she here not lived here muny yeere-not ever live. in regnrd to lovoru, i urn noteo eertnln. rhutehe rnayli here, i uur very unre, lrut the in colder then on leeberg, iuld no one lliui enlilelent oooruge to Ittempi thewing her out. indeed, people geueruuy know but httle about her." The hlue eyed iiu-hed e morry ioolt upon her eompuninn. “Gregary,JulotHill‘-en! here in it cllurmlng'hlt or roniunee, in this our,-cl‘-the-wuy pltice. There in e Mn. Frye here, who in to benntirul young widow, living uil uinne. uld rereueurlng lilittllnillla nnd lovers -u perreet Dinruii lun't it iltillgIiI.Iul7” olupplng two little pink pulrou together in ohildleh glee. " i did not my nhe wue heuutiiul, did 17" euld hlru. Guy, luu ghingly. “I don't know-rlidn-t you? i Inferred it, or conne. o denrl" with it eonrl.-oi look or dhnuuy, “pluee dou't eey Illa ie ugly; thnt would ruin it 1.. E. " Well then. ehe it heuutlrui, very beautiful. Doe- thut unit you?" " 0 chormlngi Whut u deiir. nloe wonrnu you an to tell me-1 ro delight in ronrnnce." There woe such ushorp,euroeetlo much in the ohlldl.-h tonne. that Mn. Gruy liiud her eye! in nuthldn -urprlee; but the pretly pinlt lviilwhlw rut-e wue rnilllng gnyly, hnd the great, violet eyed were eoilly lumlnoue wllh mingled lnlrth end ldalulcmiaxs. Mr. Gruy wen u eleioly-going, rmetlcni rnrnier; but he had one hohlry, viz: thrrt nnlnre had intended him for eorne wontlernrl, lnvellllve geuiue; hut cit- eunn-tenoee being Agaillnt the development or his i.uleni,he had he yet only inlwceedeil in lining the nth: with eome or the nrnt-t cllrlilua Am! original pieces or nreohiuery ever lnvnlilesd-for they were irioeniione, there woe no denying thnt; the only dir- iieulty ubout them wue, they wouldn't worki How thle mendleooverotl hln weuknuukwhether by some prevlone lniormntlon, or l.y his own admin- elon, h'e oeuld not himeelihnve told. For he wn u very petrnllur mun-thin Vienna. on he onlled hlrnueli‘ -and hid Inch I why of Ioemlvtg to know whitl. he wue reelly utlklng round to ilnd out, ihut elruple, utrnlghtrorwunl Aieok Grny,IvIlo lnui no eecretu Io duel. Ind who haul vlover but one in connection with hie whole life, Inil ilrut not or his own seeking; hud,hulrunuwure,unhrlrle<l the plienilfl grund iuveu. lion or grinding gruln by hnnd-power, or 0 every mun hie own miller)‘ no bad etudied on it until he wee poeltivn that it won the wunt or the ngrioulturel community. No more mrilllml uwi-.v to null, no more toll topey, no more wnltlng hull‘-e-dny when he won in the greater: hurry, ier his ‘‘turn;'‘ no % more bother with too much, K11’ nut elmiigh ruler; In uhort, it it Intuit go Lit couldn't help II," he told, er- uliuntiy, enoouruged hy the ready iuith or Llm ntnllger. Aleck wee ruther ehy oi ooniiriing hie plane to hi.- wlre, for he remembered too well her recent rlliieule orone orhle pet prnieete, whieh ire wnn ennnily eure would uueeoed, out which, ueuiehnw, dlihi'Il so he mode no mention er the etruugen pro.-oerd to ml- vunoe him u euro ormoney to perreot hie new -v pur- tent,” tuking u share in ltin peyment. ltdld not been: ut uli utrunge to him the: thin mun rhould Inks eimpiy told hie wire thet he hud to uthrt very enrly tor Fulrhuueu, to nee u mun in regard to the rule or nook; nuieting hie ooneoieuoe by the mentni dtlclu.r- etlun that he did not my whut kind or neck. The errengemeut wee,thut he uhould he ut the ubereuumed pieoe, ut the depot. at will o'clock, und then end there reoeive the euro of one hundred dul- luru,giviug in return it share-holder‘: eertiiieute to thir Mr. vuuee. it wee, therurore, with u reellngei relleithet he gieneed theut him, in the chill, under- tuiu dawn, and eew thnt hie neighbor: were none or them er-tir. He did not oere to he oueetioued. ior he htd determined to Jnrprbeo them ell by hill illmoerdi. Bntderpiieiheierling oi exillution ut the nrur reuutetiou or his long-deter-red hopeu. he no eun- eeioue ore eiight nerrouenme, nnd un naeemiortehlo, beeeuee Ln undednebie, eenee or denger. soverui tluieit he held been uturtled; onoe hy the undrlen onw- tuw on young luurily of crovu in the rwunrp oi hi. ieit, uld ouoe by the rwiit running oi u here Acron- the rorul. rreeing over the little hridge or-poeiie the hrown oettege where Mu. Frye reeided. he palm:-I rr moment, uud leuned over the railing, looking ut hlu wntou Down the river,uorue twenty-live or thirty rode, there wueuenrell nw-mill. Mr. S;-fugue, the proprietor, wail luut unlocking hie “oHlce," u e Little building udielnlng the mill wee llwellnuttly eel Ha utopped u moment. peering through the tog iwhieh by his-Ivler over the riverlut the ilgure on the hridge, uni then dieeppee.-ed inelde. A1 he we. ulweyu very punttuul in hiu morning oelle et hi. "ol1ltle." some Iuiiplclonii pereone were nrichltrliztllla enough to hint ut the prohuhle or-nteuu or u oath: n Innocent-looking euu, luhelied -- Kdrutlelria." in lurge leek letieru Aleck clruyenriled to hlrnrelr, on he turned to go on, And looking back u monrentener.liu new sprngue eteuding in the door, end wiping hie mouth with hi. eoat-uloeve-lt was well I damp morning! But tometlriug elm caught hlll eye in he turned: lama- thing light-eelorel, lying lgnlllxt. the brown roll or the newer-border that run round by the route door 0! Mn. I-‘lye’: coinrge. Ha mused I moment, won- dertng whet it mull! be. it hed uueh ul odd look uoout it; theri remembering that he hld u long wulk before him, he hurried on. slowly the white heir or log mile hum the river, end the long utrlp of meruh, now entirely uuhurerged hythelnte heury mine, und reeled like u hulo orer the dirtunt mile. The run home up. brightening the pole gold or the wllinwe. und loolrlng in through null: wllulowu, woke the haggard" hoye rind girls, even bo- rere the there all ut the root or the utuiru Iunimnllail the Johnl, und Jeehuuu, end suennr or the reepeoilre houeeholde. Mru. uruy did not riee eurly, mil Ann Turner. her help, iultlng edvuutlge er the lbunon or Mr. erry, indulged in In ertre nee. They were both eurtled hy the round or exeitod voloee, rollo-rel umort im- mailllttely by u uherp rep. ruonte. hire. ur-yr however. he the uurpenee,end reerrul eome eoeidenthed inrppenud to her huub end, threw it wr-npperover her uhnnldere, end iitting the null, inquired whitt win the mutter. -- where it ilir. Grey?" was the our-lve rinewer. " 0 hit. Spraizue,“ uhe celled, relnuy, “bu ony- thing happened to my husband?” -- Your hnehend? No nieum. Welurt wiinuld to see him I mumelib-isn't he at home?” V’6:LYII. PRICE 13 org,“ --why no, he went uuy quite early, hrrore I awoke. e hoe gene to town, nomtslhlrig about reli- lng lulme or the nettle, he meld. Ir enythlng the met- Iut?"IrtoIilIlg down the H ,whither some hnli n more orpeopie wens running ext-iiedly. “Mrii. irrye'e tilled-murdered clots: by her own loor. lie did not uee the while, rl.,l<I root, hid! hidden hy the curuilil, rind went on. "You nee. 1 can look right into iiire. Fi'yti'd ynrd ii-om my mill, null I nollwd something lying hy the door, quite eurly, hut tor-got about it till Noll Turner onme down hlu worlt, u trlile Ill-or DIlnrlro- suyu Net] to me- uinrrtiirlg In the door to hung up his cont. 'Whnt'u thnt. sprngue, over in Mn. Frye’: yerdr I ten the rnnn turn pale nu he upoke,und Ned ltin‘t u eponney nort oru ft.-lliiw gtlnarally, rind no I went Mid iooke l, und, my (bill there lny u women on her book. with an ‘ , edtuwunle mu, Intl her lllvlg.lrl.n it huir hlowiug over her tiliolilderw. I knew how it no nt ure Hm: gienoe, hut Ned end I went right up there, II'i4l round the poor L-My. All I hiulenppr-red,deod." lie looked up, but the white flu-e hloi drntpponrwl S‘ l1Iiln'L knriw Illytblng? All-i MM. G the hem, too Anll turning rrom him in dhtgliltt, the look the elight funn in her rtreng Irllilt, end here her bath to the hed. where. by the epeedy nee oieor- illhll And ruliinlttlvetl. I110 cunt hlttwly back It) eon- - uoiouunehe. 1 . “O Alan,‘ ah‘ Iobbod, Iriylurlcdly, " bin‘! It ierrihlo?” ‘ “There, InlI'lun, don‘: llllllk Anything llnnt II. If Spuxua Iiiulli‘t been A foul, in It! hina Iliuwll better Ihitu In hall you uuch nu! when you wart Ill.” "But I Ihoultl hut lintlltn It; luniebr-dy Would huve told me. 0 Ann! and III: to young end Iltlfiill" "Don't, hire. Grey, plenee dnu you-ll hrlng on one or your h..d rpeliu. end Mr. Guy nuy." --0, l[Alcck wereoniy here!" oiutohingnerveuely tit the oouniel-pone, rind druwlng it over or have. not Ann dteed her llbttully with eonli.-hr. enrl held Iiur hnnlir, nnil uoothed her u u e weul u lghleu- Ollod child. unlll lhl grew (‘Ilm Illd quiet. lt wee nl,rh ten o'clu(-k when Alot-It urey gt-lhome. luukeil utrungely like the reed or the heiluurul wo- rnnn lying deml in the little eottuire by the river. she had never thought or it berore4n.leed,uhedid not think the hed Aver eeeu thht pecuiiur exprer.-Ion on hlu ieoe; hut new. the more look true in her hull- heniru eyee, thet ehe hed oneu holiwd in the tierlr, unrrourrul ryee or Agnes Fry The greuleutexoliement prevnllal, und the prone, rnr unrl wide. npreud the rhoolring uooouut Iterat- edriu inieueelutereet. some lonely old miter mur- dered for hie gold. or name reokleu end urilortuluio mun, wuhed nehore. with hruieed ieee end riiled p0i;ket.a, might rend A tempurnl-y thrill or horror through the oouomunlty. But u young uud bounti- ihl women, living uione end unprotected, in it quiet oountry neighborhood, with no money to Attract the oupldity or the evil-ilrpeeed. or enemioe Io hitter u to harm her-to Ind euoh In one drugged from the uheller or her home, uzd murdered hy her own door, wundreadrui. The entiru. oomruunlty wuu ehooked, nod nothiugelue wu telked or in the etroet, or by the dreeide. 1‘liamnntpl-ulilnntl myutery enveloped the whole mltimr. There WIS no true): ofviuldnee In Illa house. Tlia bed hurl notlreen slept in, but u pillow und n lrlunket on the aoflb. uuggnuled thet ire liul poeeihly been occupied. The door Ind been unlocked mam the lneide. And the key utlll renlilined in the lock. She had on the same dreal that home ono remember- ed seeing her wan put (hurt oiternoon. A light milhniori Ihltvl Ins whim-ell lbont her shonlllen, Al-iil no put 0! herdreu in tan: or dluil-deleii. The wound was on the temple. evidently the result at‘ o uiung-uhot. y who kept eevertl dun, in the hope unit the widely extended uoticee might reach ‘wt .