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The Organ Of The Temperance Reform (Newspaper) - November 26, 1852, Cincinnati, OhioSot x f m n a a a a a a i f go volume a a bgabbejft11. .1. 0 bum ii. A a i a november 26, 1852. Number 45. To a a Temperance Reform published Friday. By Caleb Clark Ben Franklin printing House. Terms . ,1 50 cub of leu and uni Lenand upwards. A Luto Crl a Ash. I 00 i us of list Tiona must be accompanied with theand addressed postal paid to i Caleb Clark. D bes Fra Skuk Piti Stiso horse f Cin Annati o. The codicil a tale of the Early settlement of new England v closely she guards it tools continued brat earnestly. A a a a lied the Valet. A a per question her Apon the by. M. P. Wilma is concluded. \ old Meg knew that she must have Aid from a on source and she Felt that there was no one in whom she could place More Confidence than Jack Brewster she knew that he possessed a kind heart and would never suffer want to enter her door vet she could not hear the thought of burdening others with her woe. But when she saw the Beautiful image of Flora before her and then looked into the dreary future she was prepared to sacrifice every feeling upon the charge and resolved to unfold her troubles to Jack brew Ster and abide by his counsel. She told him All and Imp Orea his advice and Aid begging he would keep the whole affair a profound secret. As he listened to her recital even heart of Jack Brewster was Hove like a How dose the merchant Quot i observed rep hams it would be Well to s subject the offer of Money May tempt her the disclose Ai /. R the speaker had barely ceased when Meg again entered the Edori with Little Flora tottering at her Side. The strangers had by this time finished their repast and set Hack leisurely picking their Teeth. A Good Dame a said the merchant looking old Meg tenderly ill the face a Lyon seem in trouble this morning May i be so told As to inquire the cause and As my Means arc ample perhaps i can Render you assistance a Meg looked at him scrutinizing 1 his countenance seemed too full of. Benevolence to be capable of deception and she reflected upon the probability of his being a special messenger sent by Providence in that particular time of need. Her first impulse was to Nusom to him the whole affair and invoke his Aid but then he was a royalist and All royalists she re the tears coursed Down the dark rough far rows of his face Little Flora who sat prattling upon i knee looked up anxiously and patting her tiny hand upon his Cheek listed out f a what makes Yon cry grandpa a this was a voice of Plum lag not to be unheeded especially by Jack Brewster and brushing away the tears with his Euarse cuff he said at the most solemn and determined a Meg f Hare la willing heart and a if Ron and and so Long at the oae Remato Trae an the other unimpaired this dear Little Tobe a Hall never know want. Go on As you Hare begun provide All that is requisite and Jack Brewster will to a father to Meg expressed her gratitude a the Moet ardent manner and Jack Brewster left the cottage forms frail Ocean Home with that exalted reeling of self approval which always takes Possession of the mind after it has determined upon any great object of pure Benevolence. Chapter disasters the merchant and hit Valet. A gloom 1 upon the Tewsley Hearth of silent House once idled with a a i lilt mams. On the following Day old megs cottage which had always been opened As a cheerful resting place to the weary traveler was Tornado to a noose of mourning. Jack Brewster had left it on the previous evening with a Light heart and embarked on Hoard of his Tittle Craft. Notwithstanding a tolerable Gale was blowing at the time Jack after taking his customary Survey of the heavens concluded it had reached its height and ventured into the offing. Sat a soft the Wisest on misfortune s shelves a wrecked by errors most unlike Jack had placed too much Reliance Nipoa his skill and previous Good Lack in foretelling the weather the Gale continued to increase in violence and when the morning dawned the neighbouring shores were strewed with the shattered fragments and rigid corpses of the Little vessel and her unfortunate Crew. A a old Meg who was always upon the Lookout after a storm was the first to discover the disaster. When Bhe found who the real sul term were that honest open hearted Jack Krater a who for the last six years had 1 regular visitor at her Rade Home whose face had brew me As familiar As aay household object in whose kind and cheerful words the had found Solace in her darkest trial the Only being in this Broad wild uncultivated Laud strangers whom she dared to address with Isim Siarny of a Friend when she realised that he had been taken away the ram of her sorrow seemed fully made up. And still More agonising was the affliction at this time its As she reposed a new Trust in him and Etta Security in i kind Manly declaration of assistance. Had Meg been possessed of any Ordinary mind she would have been prostrated of the severe Shock but a More lofty of age dwell is of week heart who b Tow in Advent foie hum tot whom ardent soot indignant swells warmed rough the a fat or cheered through 8he did not despair she a till Clang to her a a Erad charge with All a mothers Devotion and sought Protection a him who tempers the Northern blast to the shorn Lamb. At about noon the same Day two travellers tolled at the cottage for rest and refreshments. From their dress and conversation it was evident that the strangers were no Lees personages than an English merchant and he Valet while they partook of their scanty meal they conversed freely Apon the rebel Nous state of the colonies and the probability that stringent measures must eventually to resorted to in order the subdue the insurgents. The merchant seemed to be conducting the conversation for the information of his Valet hat old m leg was not an inattentive though apparently a careless listener. She was. A Republican of and entertained a most i added As inhuman tyrants How could she Hope Lor Relief from such a Somite at length she said a yes kind sir i am in Troubie but i fear von can be of no assistance to me. My sad Story would be of Little interest to Yon and her eyes wandered toward Little Flora. A if you Are in want it would give us in fin�1 Ite pie a re to Aid you especially if that dear child is involved in your distress a said the merchant. The ten Der mention of Flora at once melted the feel Hgt of Meg and she con id no longer contain her that dear child a said the As the big tears rolled Down her face a was confided to my care when it was the merest infest. The person who supplied its wants at first suddenly disappeared and i was deprived of the Only even the Stout f source of its rapport. In the hour of trial moved and As j kind Providence raised up one who. Promisee up Ope w to prom wed assistance Bat in the Gale of last night that same Providence whose works Are always mysterious to his mortals snatched away the last pillar of or support and now 1 am indeed powerless. A a in a a a the Earnest recital of the eld lady and her flowing tears touched the Hart of the merchant and he Ronld not Ena it in his nature his inquiries importing the i nor Semi to press further maj he fled which he child a it ratified Tiey which a nigh Nim if �2ke i requested her to appropriate id such manner As she might deem most Benefi Nan Cir was a Man a i pleasure. He valued his own gratification above elegy other object. Though proud spirited Law honorable in Tus dealing with men his passions were unbridled and frequently led nor into strange devices. ,. 11 is brother was of a different with him sordid avarice predominated. He sacrificed every other principle to that of self interest. Shrewd in business transactions. He never failed the take an honorable advantage of those with whom he dealt. If is sordid nature was Seldom moved to deeds of pure Benevolence though upon one occasion by feelings had melted to something like tenderness and the impression the scene had made upon his Stony heart was never fully obliterated. Although thus differently inclined the Brothers con ducted their business very harmoniously were successful beyond the fortunes of most men similarly situated and after the revolt tip broke themselves with remaining at Home Aid confined their operations almost wholly to the old world h Sapyta i dec in bed remartes. A ooh Ilion lost Ard Eveir gentle victims whore most fearful v Falo darkens Earth Abd heaven what thou now Art i know not but if thou saw st what i am 1 think thou Woumn st forgive him whom his god l met. May near forgive nor his own . Let us leave the Smoky docks of Liverpool and after wending our Way through the dark bustling streets we May witness a scene of solemn but instructive import. As we gain the upper part of the City and enter the magnificent Park we have before us a moving flood of the wealth and Beauty of the great Mart. Horn the retired merchant Rolls along Dies flit by like Gaudy butterflies sipping acetal from ton surrounding Flowers fashionable youth and vain old age arc out in quest of pleasure 1 i Arigoni of poverty or want Are visible Here. The princely residence the Snow White walks the velvet Laws the luxuriant shrubbery the sparkling fountains arc 11 that meet , save the Gat throng that passes before us like a Beautiful Panora a a of fashionable life. Hut Alt these Are Aly the unite gathered from the Dingy store is Aad murky docks which we Lave the True sources of pm Apt i i the conspiracy. V a Dwiht wild Surprise. As if to Marble struck devoid of sense a stupid Monument Molt on a Ess to stood pierced by severe a a to Ompok. Or. Loth rage the surviving brother sat alone in i private room wrapped in deep thought. It was twi i and for the whole Day to had been thus secluded. From his whole contour As he sat there in his Loose own and neglected toilet it was evident that e had passed through a severe struggle a be Between conscience and avarice in twelfth year Ami has grown a a a m time. A Bow latter As was usual in his Case had come off victorious. At length he Jang the Bell and his faithful Valet was soon at his Side. He ordered the door locked and scat1,-ing the Valet close to him addressed him in a Low tone a Ferdinand a said to do Yon recollect while to were travelling in the colonics some six or seven years ago of meeting with a Little child a Lovely girl of hot Inore than four years at an old Hove where we stopped for refreshments a the Valet dropping his head rubbed it briskly and pondered a moment then starting suddenly he replied a remember it most truly i do fir for the fair image has Ner been erased from my a it a site Yon think Yon could now find the place and recognise the girl a a a a As readily sir As if it had happened but yesterday a replied the Valet promptly. A and May f rely Apon you to execute a difficult and hazardous task but one which if Sucee Sifel will Reward Yon liberally a said the merchant in a confiding tone. A have you Ever had cause to doubt bit i. A v a never a it a any Trust then which Yon May repose in me shall be faithfully executed 1 swear Quot said the Valet Resol irtely. A i do not it doubt your Fidelity honest Ferdinand but i %. Mistrust Vona courage on such a Mission As i am about to propose. A believe Roe roaster a said Ford and. Imploringly a you shall Ever find them both in Daft it a careless listen in purest stamp e a Vine a Morreace for everything that Savoured of. She had tasted of its bitter oppress i file Mother country before she had i upon the daring resolve to seek a. And Humble Home in the rough new world alone and unprotected a i As she was performing her Domestic duties about the House and leading Little Fibre wherever the went she left at room for a moment when tee merchant kit Antly id the Soave Mthm and addressing his an undertone said in Burya what i Bettiol child teat Ciai for Little Flora the strangers left the not tags Aud pursued their tourney. They had res rely gained the Road when Farmer Way lend a son Frank watered. He looked Back after the travellers for a moment and then turned to Meg said Art Lessly. A ooh aunt Meg you ainu to been feeding them Are Roy Allers Beouy 1 know theve re Roy Allers by their Nice clothes. I would t give Mem i fails if they starved i know a Meg gently chid him for his rudeness and j be commenced a frolic with Little Flora we have before said that Frenk Way land was the son of a Farmer. Farmer was Laud a megs nearest neighbor who lived Only about four Miles Distant. Frank often visited the cottage the Sec a a aunt Mega As he called her and he and Flora had become into mate friends lie was a robust lad of about twelve years of age and though possessing a kind disposition he frequently caused old Meg much perplexity in consequence of his roughness. He had imbibed from his parents and the spirit of the times an infinite hatred for the royalists and an ardent love for the largest Liberty. A it v Meg upon examining the Money which the stranger had left her was overjoyed with gratitude to find it quite sufficient to carry the child comfortably through the Winter. She returned thanks to kind Providence for this unexpected interposition and once More resumed her task with a Calm mind though her heart was still heavily lad cued with chapter repaint Ion. A in these distracted time when each Man dreads the bloody stratagems of Busy i a Otway. Confusion was Rife in the metro Polis i women and children were seen hurrying to and fro. The Street were crowded with excited groups of men who talked w Ith Load voices and sign if a cent be stipulations All business was prostrated the merchant left his coauthor the Mechanic quilted his work Bench and the artist dropped his Pencil and mingled in the Busy throng some used High oaths while others looked grave and Shook their Heads foreboding by. Young men examined their muskets Middle aged men prepared their military equipage and old men freely poured oat their Sage counsel. Open hostility Between the government sad the insurgents had been officially declared., and Long before Nightfall the narrow streets resounded with the stirring Drums of the British soldiery As they marched along with their glittering bayonets. Bright red Coats and Gaudy plumes to a we the people. But there was another class equally As Active a and when darkness Drew her pall Over the Seene every farm House for Miles a round held its Stock of Arras and its band of Cool calculating patriots ready to meet the aggressors with Stout hearts ignorant though they were of military organization or the ladies of War. The people of the colonies had at last firmly resolved upon a hazardous duty. Long goaded he oppression held Down by unjust rulers and. Hardened with unequal taxation they had resolved to assert their rights a a econ the the cannons the irate american revolution had burst Forth. When the storm began to gather a Ite blackness the commercial horizon was deeply overcast by the foreboding Shadow and Many of the Best established firms relinquished their by theess and returned to tee Mother country there to escape the impending crisis. Among the first to dissolve was the House of i it the rage it brother. They Auger member of tee firm had remained in live poet visiting the colonies Only occasionally while the elder conducted their affairs Apon this Side of the Atlantic and through tee Energy and Enterprise of both they had amused a handsome Fortune and established a lucrative Trade. But they were men of disc rim mating foresight and upon the first appearance of the s Torran revolution they wisely resolved to in Speed re operations in ranging Matte colonies accordingly a eth m Little delay a a Poasi a Are f Marble. Tread lightlyt1 gently upon the soft in. _ covers the floor before us. A a Hough sror Gra vesture decks the room yet it is the chamber of death not a sound disturbs the awful still ets save the Low Short breathing of the dying Man. Widths soft Zephyr that Heartly rustles the gilded tassels and heavy drapery As it steal in at tire open window a Civ freighted with the doors of the full blown Garden. A All Are wrapped in Moody silence and every countenance be tokens great for some hours the invalid had been in great distress his eyes rolled fearfully and his whole Iralue trembled As if disturbed by some frightful spectre. But for the last few moments he ass Laid in quiet covered with a Damp sweat and the physician was watching the Progress of. The disease with a palpitating heart. At length he softly approached the bedside for an instent he held Bis car the the lips of Bis patient to ascertain whether vital it or remained and then gently pressed i pulse. The fee Lemau opened his Eves Ami a leafed wildly around the room As if seeking some object which had been occupying is then starting tremulously he ejaculated in a hoarse broken w his Pef a a a Steis not Here a ,. The wife had Arisen to her feet hut the physician Shook his head say Teg in a supplicating tone he most not be Date taxed a a then the dying Man Drew the physician closer to him and faintly inquired for Nis attorney. The attorney was instantly called to his Side Aud the feeble Man motioned the other attend Sud to withdraw from the room. When they were left alone the dying Man called for his last will Aud testament the Dac umut was produced and by his direction the attorney added a codicil in a due form which we shall presently produce. This done or. In herbage rested uni Efimy upon his Pillow and who i his friends again entered the room they wire astonished at its Calm repose. But the lamp of life flickered dimly it had passed beyond the last faint Hope of recovery Aud before morning dawned it was wholly extinguished. After tie sad rites had been performed Aud the first Shade of mourning had passed off the papers of the deceased were brought Forth when the family and friends were struck mat with bewilderment at the following strange document. J a while in America i deeply wronged one whose image still haunts me and to Amend in part for the injustice thus inflicted upon helpless innocence i feel impelled to attach to my will the following codicil whereas by my last will and Tes Colon y of Massae Hosette Bay in the province of North America the same appraised at ten thousand dollars to he paid out of Ray estate i do hereby by this present writing which i declare to be a codicil to my present Wilt revoke the said legacy and give and bequeath the same to Flora lathe rage an illegitimate child now supposed to he a resident of said Colony i also give and bequeath to the said Hora or her guardian i addition to the above the sum of ten thousand dollars to he mid out of my estate. Provided however the said Flora is discovered or clearly proved within Taro years from tee Date of this intern most. Then i ratify and Ron firm my aforesaid will a Nal respects making void this in 0 Dee eased who was the by tins no looked for annoy acc enraged and mortified. The sad int which it brought to him and Quot which he believed r would cast Queed name of the family Arou of his nature. But he saw at Aoge Wraa not the readiest Way to himself from the difficulty Aud he f to cooler reflection a Rhos deceive the in accent and unwary seek to become on familiar terms with the in mate of that cottage and then Yon May easily find the child or gather some information of her whereabouts. Should Yon be so fortunate As to discover the gift you can. Then change your flan As the circumstances require and if possible bring her to ipe or confide her to such hands As will keep her secure until this matter of property can he finally settled. If she earn he kept away from her friends without exciting suspicion against me until the time mentioned in the codicil shall have expired All will he Well and i shall receive my Legal rights. But otherwise should the friends of the child produce her As the Legal heir and the proof in her favor he sufficient to establish the fact that she is the child mentioned in the document then i shall lose a Large portion of the estate which now remains in my Possession and wbk rightfully belongs Tome. Thus Ron see the necessity of acting promptly Ami with great no compunction of conscience deter a a no for Yon know this conscience is a treacherous thing where it is allowed to exercise Ite will. Had i always listened to its Volee 1 should have lost Many an excellent bargain. Keep the our great object in View. Let to thing detract your attention for a single moment from it and if you Are successful a handsome Reward shall be a a a. A solemnly Promise to execute All you demand if it shut be found within the Power of human will a replied the Valet in tue most impress veto inner. A it is Well said the master placing a Puree i his extended baud �?o1 think t May rely upon your integrity. There is no time to lose prepare Youwell forthwith for the Mission tie wits led Frem the attorney Alt the Par a a Fokje Possession of in regard b Tea child and tec manner in which it had Brea last. As he progressed a tee invert i toil he began to Bare a Ranc Yoac Epton execute it with ail possible despatch and apprise me of your Progress As often As you find Opportunity. The Valet nodded assent. A you should be fully impressed with the profound secrecy which this business demands a continued the merchant in a sort of Edge like charge. A breathe not a Lisp of it to your roast intimate Friend Aud during your absence avoid forming any sex cent which Are absolutely necessary in Success fall v executing your ? after this Brief but impressive address the merchant and his Valet separated the one to mingle again with Busy life in the bustling Mart where he pasted for an honest upright but very shrewd business Many the other to prepare for his nefarious Mission. Ferdinand lost no time in making the necessary preparation and is Lees than a week had secret embarked for the colonies. It chapter Valet in Dit finite. A the was a follow u a peasant you shall have no worse prison than my chamber hoc Jailer than once More we return to the Ottar. Many years have passed since a last beheld its Mossy room and though a severe contest has been raging a struggle for life and Freedom a which has engrossed the heart and. Soul of the whole people yet the hand of Progress and improvement bad not Iain Many of the Gigantic tree which were familiar to is on former occasions de and Little cottages with their new White roofs glistening the the sunlight have sprang up in their place and inn Merable Little patches of cultivated ground Are visible in every i Inch is the altered aspect of things in the immediate Vicinity of mag s cottage Bat the old Honre remains unchanged. It had stood fire Shock of time remarkably. Ilia same Little oiled paper window emits its Pale dim Light the sumo massive Oak door creaks a Pon its Rusty hinges. But if we enter we cannot fail to note to a Marks of time. Deep wrinkles Are visible in old megs care worn Cheeks her head has become of snowy whiteness her Eye have lost their piercing Lustre and lung voice it feeble mad tremulous tag Tor one of Fier age and her nature is gentle and artless. Meg had Given her in Stratton in every Branch of education of which she herself was mistress and her know ledge was by he Means confined to narrow limits. Though still act wild she is almost a woman in a ppm and her love and Devotion for one who had proved both a Parent Aud a teacher in ardent and unbounded. K towards the dose of a Beautiful afternoon in june a stranger dressed in the scanty Hab aliments of a destitute scam a called at the cottage and enquired if he could he provided with a Tew meals of Victual and have the Frivol Etc of working to pay for the lore was then preparing Tea and Meg invited the stranger in to learn something of his history. He told her that he had a Short time before been Castaway on the coast escaping with barely what he had upon his Back that he was now very / destitute Aad desired to obtain employment of some kind us Tii a Good Opportunity should offer to take a vessel for Home. A. A v Meg was deeply affected at this simple recital and offered to give him a supper a 1 then direct him to a place near by where she had no doubt he could readily obtain employment. As the stranger sat opposite to Flora and partook of the frn Gral meal a strange brilliancy lit tip his countenance and a Peculiar twinkle might have been detected. In his Eye. They observed this peculiarity but interpreted it As the expression of gratitude which he Felt at finding a Friend. Supper being Over Meg convened with him fora while upon his misfortunes and then directed him to the next cottage where she thought he would find better and Active employment for at least a few weeks. The stranger after pronouncing Many blessings upon them both took his leave brom Stag at megs Earnest solicitation to Call again. Almost a week after this event Frenk Way land entered the cottage. He was now a spirited youth of Nineteen and had just returned froth the turmoil and excitement of Battle where he had signally distinguished himself by Lua reckless daring after caressing ,.ste ran out to meat him he turn of to the Tonet of the room where Meg sat. He was startled at the appearance of a simple stranger with Whock she was engaged . He saluted her Kedly and then a a wed the stranger from head to toot and even walked around the mens that he might have n More distinct View of his face. The stranger observed the dose scrutiny to which he was subjected and soon left the cottage. W Hen he had gone Frank enquired of Meg a who is that queer looking a Trauger that you of Tavener so earnestly with a a a ooh that is a poor fellow who was cast away a Short time ago and has now hired out to Farmer Mure a it do his having lie is a harmless simple fellow hut l like to have him Call he tells Sach strange stories replied Meg very seriously. A Well i dont ranch like his looks my self a said Frank pet Tashly. A now dont you get angry Frank at the fear of a rival a said Meg with a quiet smile. A i really believe Vou can to like anybody in the world hot Little Flora a Frenk and Flora both blushed deeply at these Plain spoken words and the conversation was changed. A few Days afterwards. Frank called again at the cottage and found the stranger interesting Meg in his conversation us of the previous occasion. Frank was even More vex-1 than before and speak the a few words to lore he addressed Meg with a a Good afternoon a and left muttering to himself a How strange it is that Thev will he so taken up with such a Simpleton. V the next morning the cottage was for a second time the scene of mourning. Little Flora was nowhere to be found. The Gem had been purloined from the casket. Megs grief knew no reconciliation. She wept herself almost to she was completely beside herself Aud when Frank visited the cottage at noon it was the scene of strange confusion. When he Learned the cause he was More guarded in the expression of his feelings but it was evident that his heart w As touched to the Cere. Many of the neighbors were present doing their Best to console the bereaved Meg. Frank paced the room for a few moments Aud then looking about among the guests he turned to Farmer March and asked a where is that strange looking Man that Ion employ who has made himself so familiar Ere of late a a Fanner look puzzled for a moment and then replied a Well really now 1 think oat i Haven to seen him since last night. There is something strange about it too continued the Farmer thoughtfully a for he a never failed to be at work Bright and Early. A nothing strange at All sir a replied Frank abruptly again pacing the room Vita a my firm conviction that he san imposter and has forcibly taken Flore away for some base porn pics the whole group turned upon him with amazement. Turning to Meg Frank continued i shall make it be comforted not me Hub i shall immediately search the neighbourhood. N. A a a aim of my life to ferret out this and if that h not successful f shall extend my investigations As much farther a May he the following letter which lot Keraga in Liverpool received from his Valet in America a few month after the transaction de Tallad above will give the Reader some Light upon the a abject my dear matter i our schema has been eminently successful. Everything has worked admirably mid has tamed out just As Yon would wish. The ruse of tie East away wait onic just As Yon or worked the a Charm. I could not have hit upon a happier expedient. I found the hut without any trouble Rad what is better the object of our Azarei. I cannot now Stop to describe to you her Beauty neither would it the Way of the execution of my plans and i therefore deemed it most Safe to bring the a a total a Loo to Pon my Way hither f in a h with a most singular being who Eret Cavern Nauy Miles from Here. He sex eludes Hiu self wholly from the world and j is just the person for a Confederate. I soon 1 enlisted him in Ray Mission and have at last succeeded in. Placing the child in his subterranean abode Aud ill warrant no human Eye can Ever reach her until the time Arries to act her at Liberty. A a 1 have changed my attire in such a manner As to evade detection and it will be necessary a for me to remain in this Vicinity until the exp i inn Cut passes off. 1 will then make such disposition of the child As Vou shall direct. Yours most devotedly lot heroic was elated at the Success of his plan Aud lost no time the making a Legal deflation that the subject of the codicil coaids not be found an a he should forthwith take possess Ion of the Quot property until evidence was produced to Eleary establish the claim. Cd Hart ii i. A the secret Cavern the a 1rescue. A pangs More cos Voskre and severe. A More fierce More poignant and intense a than Ever to mite sword or appear waked in the breast of a Morahan one year had elapsed since the in. Eldont of our last chapter and still Frank a Viand prosecuted his search unremitting a. With ail the ardor of a bereaved Lover. Lie near and opened a police of Cendou had canvassed Fai and correspondence with the and Liverpool. While traversing the Fertile Valley of the come Tient. Almost in despair of Ever gaining the slightest information of the object of Hil Warch be halted at the close of a hot afternoon and seated himself upon a Grassy Mound to View the enchanting scene before him. The scythe occupied was about Midway Down a Steep Declivity the River. From Sowe distance upon either Side of him. Was presented one Complete Sheet of velvet like verdure broken Only Here and there by sore Hpak Yoto rocks which lifted Ite Bald brads tar above the Green Banks. At his feet Lay the up cd Stream unruffled by a single Ripple while the stars like thick set Diamond studded the celestial canopy above from the midst of which the full grown Moon looked Down casting a Calm serenity Over the Ashe Quot sat in wrap in the View i which he had cornus fore him were suddenly put to flight uncouth figures. Khz he had conjured up be by the a Low sound of muffled oars. He looked out upon the Calm Stream and directly in Ranee of the Clear Pale reflection of the Moon he discerned a Small boat containing a solitary oarsman for a moment he watched the Little Craft As it scaled like a phantom Over the a Lars surface of the water audit was lost to View in the deep dark Shadow of the Over arching Trees. But still the Low splashing Senada of the mrs were heard nearing the Shore and presenter the boat touched the Bank directly wow him. The loue Boatman leaped from it brow and hurriedly made his Way up the Steep Aeh Vity. Frank anxiously to tilted his movements hut was himself so hid in the deep Shadow As to be effectually shielded from sight. The stranger proceeded for some distance up the Bank and stopped before a huge Rock he halted at its base for a moment and then sudden la d a a appeared As if by magic Frank w How Ever knew fear proceeded forthwith to the reek into which the stranger had apparently entered. But As its base was shaded by the Light of the Moon he could discover nothing unusual and after a fruitless search a a some time was compelled to withdraw fro a the place to pass a restless night. A the next morning at Sun disc Frank was again upon the spot carefully examining the 5remises. Upon a close scrutiny he thought he discovered an unusual looseness in the Earth around the. Foot of the Rock but the turf was appear entry in broken Aud his most diligent investigation led to no satisfactory Buthe resolved to penetrate the mystery if possible and accordingly on the next even my. He took a position near the Rock where be Ronld command a full Iview of its base. But he watched in vain for the stranger did not appear. With his natural perseverance he took his secret position again and again but with no better Success. Finally after the lapse of a week from the evening on which be had first Suade the discovery the mysterious stranger again appeared in the same manner As before in a infant suspense almost fearing to breathe Frank watched his movements. The cautions visitor first removed a Sheet of turf then raising a Large Flat Stone the weight of which seemed to tax his atm of i strength he entered beneath it and reaching Back replaced the turf let the Stone its piece and All was stillness again 1 Frank was Well pleased with the result of his observation. Lie bad thus discovered the a open sesame to this mysterious Cavern Aud he retired to Ponder Over the strange tec a lot. Lie had seen enough to convince him that the Cave contained some rare treasure which the person he had seen visited Bat once a week and his ardent love of adventure urged him on to penetrate it mysteries. After the taps of two Days he again visited the same spot. It was noon and the meet profound stillness reigned scarcely a breath of wind stirring abroad. After some minutes of diligent search he discovered the moveable turf which Wes so ingeniously matched to the Batu i Sod As to be Well Tatoul Agodto deceive the Moat careful scrutiny he removed the Large Stone which covered the Entrance with but Little diff Dettt Steps which led at first it darkness within and pm clue w Little Flora 8k is Matt which threatened to k t serious obstacle in if j he he site led wit thoughtfully be eyes for an instant Aud a Pon and Dealy Takra it away the objects around Hita became quite distinct and far in the distance he could discern a dim flickering Light nothing daunted he cautiously Felt his was along the Morrow j craggy Pas taste which a some place was not Sumei entry High to admit him to a Toad erect Date Nee seemed almost interminable and one of Lees Detennis Caiiou would have turned Hack hut m he went a he or is to. Ear Hil m
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