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Cincinnati Israelite (Newspaper) - August 20, 1869, Cincinnati, OhioIt stir out for a Mouthful of fre was every night to sing master sleep. A rail Twat but poetical Justlee begun by terrifying me in Ord bed and ont of her Way should forced to suffer borne restraint to terns is but Fowler did Noi to i Fly poetical Justice or any kind sides she had heard that lady de Brancefield was in want of a Nursery maid for the Little lady Anne Mowbray who was some years younger than master Harrington and Fowler humbly represented to my Mother that she thought master Harrington was really growing too Stout and too much of a Man mid she confessed quite above and beyond her Man figment and comprehension for she never pretended to anything but the care if Young children that had not arrived at the yearn of discretion this she understood to Bathe care with the Little lady Anne Mowbray therefore a recommendation to lady de Brancefield would be very desirable and she hoped but Justice to very desirable recommendation was Given by Ray Mother to lady de Brancefield who was her particular Friend nor was my Mother in the least to blame on this occasion for she truly thought she was doing nothing but Justice had it been otherwise those who know How these things would i Trust never think of blaming my Mother for a sort of thing which they would do and doubtless have done them Bel ves without scruple for a favorite maid who is always a faithful creature. So Fowler departed Happy but i remained unhappy not with her departed my fears. After she was gone i made b sort of Compromise with a fyn a conscience % and without absolutely breaking my Promise i made a half confession to my Mother a that r had Tomeh Carol other horrid notions about news and that i t was the terror i had conceived for Simon the pm which prevented me from sleeping ill night. My Mother Felt for me and considered my Case As who had course she us passively or lying speechless with Torto the moment she left the room at right i began to Roar and scream till i brought my Mother and half the House up to my bedside. A what could be the matter ? Promise t never betrayed the secrets of my prison House. Nothing coi ild be Learned from me hot that a a i was frightened a that i could not go to sleep a ant this indeed my trembling condition and convulsed countenance sufficiently proved. My Mother who was passionately fond of me became alarmed for my health and ordered that Fowler should stay in the room with me every night till i she old be quite it s1 up so Fowler get beside my bed every night singing caressing cajoling hushing conjuring me to sleep and when in about an hours time she flattered herself that her conjuration had when my relaxing Muscles gave her she might withdraw her Arm imperil when slowly and dexterously she Pii shed this and watching my Eye a cautiously shading the Candle with she had happily gained the door some slipping of the lock some cracking of the hinge a some parting sound startled me and Bounce 11 was upright in my bed toy eyes wide open and my voice ready tor a Roar so she was compelled instantly to return to replace Tini Candle full in my View to sit Down a close beside toy bed and with her Ama once More thrown Over me she was forced again to repeat that the jews bag could not pome there and cursing me in her Heui it she Femine toned her deceitful songs. She was Seldom released in less than two hours. In Wain she now tried by Day to Chaa away a the terrors of the night to Unoo her own work was beyond her Power. In that her threats Werensly to log agent Harrington lashes chapter i e. Even had been Mother was a e nerves and a of yes jews now i she told me that i was too old now to believe such nonsense. In vain she told me that Simon was Only an old clothes Man that his cry Only a a Muci amp thes i old clothes a which mimicked to take off its terror its terror was in that Power of association which was beyond her skill to dissolve. In vain she explained to me that his hag held Only my old shoe Send her yellow Petticoat. In vain she now offered to let me see Wity my we a eyes my imagination was by this time Toof against ocular Demon stration. One morning Early she took me Down stairs into the housekeepers room where Simon and Hie bag wore admitted she emptied the hag in my preset get she laughed at my foolish fears and i pretended to laugh but my laugh was hysterical. No pow could draw me within arms length of the bag of the jew he smiled an Ltd smoothed his features a and stroked his White heard and stooping Low stretched out his inoffensive hand to me my maid placed sugared almonds on the Palm of that hand and bade my approach and eat. No i stood fixed and if the jew approached 1 ran Back and hid my head laps. If she attempted to pull or push me Forward i screamed and at length i sent Forth such a scream that awakened my Mother her hell rang a a it was Only master Harrington of poor Simon the old clothes a to the Side of. My mothers c nearly in hysterics but still Promise i Dis not betray Niy Maiden could be Learned from me but that i Cou r a a us mis me to was i. 1was growing is my attention Vas awakened by a it As i stood peeping Between the bars it Cony i saw Star after Star of Light i Quick succession at a certain height a a a a a wry i twitched the skirt Oft go a repeatedly hut she was Talkin acquaintance at the window of a be House and she did not attend to �?oxfo�5head a More closely against the tars of the Balcony and strained my eyes More eagerly toward the object of my curiosity. Presently the figure of thie lamp lighter with his blazing Torch in one hand and his ladder in the other became visible and with As much Delight As philosopher Ever enjoyed in discovering the cause of a new and grand phenomenon i watched his operations. I saw him fix an Ltd mount his ladder with his Little Black pot swinging from his Arm and his red. Smoking Torch waving with astonishing velocity As he ran up and Down the ladder. Just when he reached the ground being then within a few Yards of our House his Torch flared on the face and figure of an old Man with a Long White Beard and a dark visage who holding a great bag siting Over one shoulder walked slowly on repeating in a Low a a mysterious tone the cry of a a old clothes old clothes old clothes v i could not in a rep words he said but a he looked it at Oifer by Alcony he saw me smiled and i re my mar thinking that he had a Good mature a countenance. The maid nodded to him he 8t0?4,8�i11 and a min Tome instant she seized Yon to come Epy on wonder Ian nd1 he ter 1 who Rdv Fly this to a in state of nearer to some wac Kari As to related or any child of six years old so foolish As to credit such tales but f am speaking of what happened Many years ago Nursery maids and children i believe Are very different now from what they were then and in further a proof of the Progress of human knowledge and reason we May recollect that Many of these very stories of the jews which a we now hold too preposterous for the infant and the Nursery maid to credit were some centuries ago universally believed by the English nation and had furnished More than one of our Kings with pretexts for extortion and massacres. But to proceed with my Story. The impression made on my imagination by these horrible tales was greater than my Nursery maid 1 intended. Charmed by the effect she had produced she was next afraid that i should bring her into disgrace with my Mother and she extorted from me a solemn Promise that i would never Tell any body the secret she had i communicated. From that moment i it became her slave and her victim. I shudder when i look Back to All i. Suffered during the eighteen months i was under her tyranny. Every night. The moment she and the Candle left the room Lay in an indescribable a Gony of terror toy head under the bed clothes my Knees drawn a up m a cold perspiration a saw faces around me Crinnin glaring rec Ding. Advancing All All my mothers Learus a mid in Learned it was a medical it was a metaphysical wonder it was an or mental or Bothi it Wae finn Short More nonsense was talked about it than i will repeat though i perfectly reme Piher it All for the importance at this period i became to indelibly not Horn no to a my of get a. 1 v let of to deceive it Fren happens Unis. I win a was Atraz a summoned danger of it i do not de seven t v myself sur be Quot who a Tefere i of which i cause. They Roun she could hot pro tend to stand it much lbs Engfer unless she got her natural rest. Heaven knows my natural rest was gone but besides she could not even get her cup of Tea in an evening ims Wwite to amp a edition which it v cely possible for if you done to come quietly this minute master Harrington a said she a a in la Call to Simon the jew there a pointing to him a and affectation and Exi such circumstances avoid for i really

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