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VOL. XI.--NO. 13,
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1880.
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THE STONE-CUTTER'S STORY.
He was whistling over his work,
careless, from long- custom, of the
solemn significance of the letters Iiti
was cutting in the while marble.
The June sun was nearly at the end
pf the day's journey, sinking slowly
to rest upon the bosom of the broad
Atlantic, whose waves washed the
shores of the little seaport town of
Monkton. A stranger, handsomely
dressed in gray, with large, lustrous
brown eyes, came to the fence that
was around the yard where the stone,
cutter worked, and read the lettering
almost completed, upon the tomb
stone HIRAM GOLDBY,
LOST AT SKA, JANUARY, lWi.
The last six was nearly completed.
A strange pallor gathered for a mo
ment upou the stranger's face, and
then he drew a long, deep breath,
Is not ten years a long time to be
cutting letters on a tomb-stone,
The stone-cutler looked, shaded
his eyes with his brown baud, as he
turned his face to the setting sun.
'This is 1S76,' was the grave reply,
and Hiram Golby must have been
ten years under the waves.'
'Well, sir, that's the queitiou is
'Is he there? Your stone tells us
he is, and has been there for ten
'Yes, sir, so it does so it does.
And yet she has ordered it. She
came over a week or so back with a
worried look upon her sweet lace
that I have never seen anything but
patient in ten long years, and she
said to me 'you may cut a stone,
haw,' she savs, 'and put it up in the
I church-yard, aud I don't want to see
it. Ill pay you whatever you choose
to ask, Davy,' Rhe says; 'but he's not
dead, and don't want a tombstone.'
'Lor, mum,' says I, 'he'd a turned up
all these years if lie was not dead.'
Hut "he shook her pretty head, the
prettiest I ever seen, sir, and said
she: 'My heart never told me that
he was dead, Davy, and I'll never
believe it till my heart tells me so."
'His sweetheart?' questioned the
'His wife, sir his loving, faithful
wife, that's had poverty, and loneli
ness, aud misery, her full share, and
might ha' bettered herself.'
'How was that ?'
'Mr. Miles, sir. the richest ship
owner hereabouts; he waited pa
tiently seven long years, trying to
win her. Then he said that she was
free even if Hiram came back.'
'Enoch Arden,' muttered the
'What did you say, sir?'
'Nothing, nothing. "What answer
did the widow make, Mr. Miles?
If Hiram's dead,' said she. 'I'm
his faithful widow while I live. If
Hiram's living, I'm his failhl'ul wife.
Maybe you are from the city, sir, and
have heard the storv of our Pearl?'
'What story is tha't?'
'Well, sir," it's been told many
times, more particularly in the last
year, but you're welcome to what I
know of it. There, that G is done,
and I'll leave the Scripture text till
morning. If you'll come to the
gateway and take a seat on some of
the stones, I'll tell you, that is, if you
care to hear it.'
'I do care,' was the grave reply ;
'I want very much to hear the story.'
'Maybe you're some kin to the
Pearl of Monkton that's what they
call Mrs. Goldby hereabouts. It's a
matter ot thirty-three years back,
sir, that there was a wreck oil' Monk
ton rocks, that you can see from
here, sir, now tide's low. Cruel
rocks they are, and many a wreck
they've seen, the more the pity.
You 6ee them, sir?'
'I see them.'
'Well, sir, this one wreck, thirty
three years ago, there was nothing
washed ashore but a bit of a girl
baby three or four years old, with a
skin like a lily leaf, and great black
eyes. Hiram Golby found her on
the rocks. He was a boy of twelve
years, strong and tall, and he carried
the child in his arms to his mother.
You may see the cottage, sir, the
second white one on the side ol
'I see it.'
'Well, Hiram look the baby there,
aud Mrs. Golby was the same as a
mother to her a good woman
God bless her soul the widow
'Is she dead, then?'
'Aye, air, six years agone. The
baby I was telling you of, sir, talked
a foreign lingo, and was dressed in
rich clothes, that must have cost a
power of money. Rut never would
Hiram or the widow sell them, put
ting them up carefully in case the
child was ever looked for. She was
that pretty, sir, and that dainty, that
everybody called her Pearl, though
she was not like our girls, but afraid,
always deadly afraid of the sea. I
have seen her clench her mite of a
hand and strike at it, for she had a
temper in her, though nothing to
'When Hiram made his first voy
age, for they were all sea-taring men
hereabouts, and there was nothing
for a lad to do but ship, the Pearl
was just a little washed-out lily,
a-fretting until became home again.
And it was so whenever he went,
for they were sweet-hearts from the
first time he nestled her baby face
on his breast, when he picked her up
from the wreck. She was sixteen
when they were married, as near as
we could guess; Hiram was a man
of twenty-four. She prayed him
stay at home then, and he stayed a
year, but he fretted for the sea, and
he went again, thinking, I s'posc,
that his wife wonld get used to it, as
all wives hereabouts must do. But
she never did never. It was just
pitable to see her go about, white as
a corpse, when Hiram went away,
never looking at the sea without the
shudder like a death chill. All
through the war it was just awful,
for Hiram enlisted ou board a man-
o'-war, and Pearl wa just a shadow
when he came home the last time."
'After the war?'
'Yes, sir; but he made no money
of any account, and so he went again,
nfter staying home a long spell.
Well, he never came back. 'Twasn't
uo manner of use a telling Pearl he
was lost ; she'd just shake her pretty
head and say: 'He'll come back".'
Not a mite of mourning would she
wear, even after his own mother
gavehini up and put on black; for,
sir, it stands to reason he's dead
'It looks so.'
'Of course it docs; nobodv else
doubts it but her. Old Mrs. Colby's
last words were 'I'm going to meet
Hiram,' and they say the dying
know. But even then they didn't
mske Pearl think so. She wore
mourning for her who had been the
only mother she kuowed of, but uo
weedp. Weeds was for widows, she
said, and she wasn't a widow.'
'But the stone?'
'Well, sir, I'm coming to that. A
year ago, sir, a fine gentleman from
France came here hunting for a
child lost on this coast. He'd heard
of Pearl by happen-chances. if there
is such, and camo here. When he
saw the clothes, he just fainted like
'She was related, then?'
The stranger's voice was husky,
but the sea air was growing chill.
'Her father, sir.'
'He took her awaA ?'
'He tried to. He told her of a
splendid home he had in New York,
for he'd followed his wife and child,
sir, to n citv they had never reached.
He was rich and lone v. He begged
his child to go, but she would not.
'Hiram will come here for me,' she
said, 'and he will find me where he
'On what has he lived?'
'Sewing, sir, mostly. The cottage
was old Mrs. Colby's, and bless
you, Pearl did not eat much more
ihan a bird, and her dresses cost
i next to nothing. Hut there's- no i
denying she was very poor very,
and yet the grand house and big)
fortune never tempted her. So her '
father came on and on to see her,
until April. And he died, sir, and i
lett our Pearl all his fortune and the
grand house in New York. Hut i
she'll not go, sir; she'll die here,
waiting for Hiram, who'll never
The stranger lifted his face that
had been half hidden in his hand
and said : 'There was a shipwreck
in the 1'acilic Ocean, Davy, years
and years ago, and one man only
was saved saved, Davy, by savages,
who made him a slave, the worst of
slaves. But one day this sailor
saved the life of the chiefs daughter,
who was in the coils of a huge snake,
and the chief released him. More
than that, he gave him choice spices
and woods, and sent him aboard the
first passing ship. So the sailor
lauded in a great city, sold his pres
ents and put the gold in safe keep
ing. Then he traveled until he
reached the seaport town where he
was born, and coming there at sun
set, heard the story of his life from
the lip of a in'an cutting his tomb
stone. Not a word spoke Davy. Stand
ing erect, he seized an immense
sledge hammer, aud with powerful
blows from strong, uplifted arms,
dashed the marble into fragments.
Then, panting with exertion, he held
out his brawny hand to the stranger
a stranger no longer.
'I've done no better work in my
life than I've done in the last five
minutes, Hiram. Go home, man,
and make Pearl's heart glad. She
don't need it, Hiram she don't need
it. You asked me about the stone.
The neighbors drove her to ordeiing
it, twitting her that now she was
rich she grudged the stone to her
husband's memory. So she told me
to cut it, but says, 'Don't put dead
upon it, Davy put lost at sea; for
Hiram's lost, but he'll be found aud
come back to me.' She never look
ed at it, Hiram, never. And there's
not an hour, nor hasn't been for ten
years, that, she hasn't been looking
lor you to come back. Co to her,
man, and the Lord's blessing be upon
both of you.'
So grasping the hard, brown hand,
Hiram Golby took the path to the
little white cottage in which he had
been born forty-five years before.
The sun had set and the darkness
was gathering, but a little gleam of
light streamed from the widow of
his cottage. He drew near softly
and stood on the seat of the porch,
looking over the half curtain into
the neat but poor sitting-room.
'It was not the grand house
Pearl's heritage in New York, but
Pearl heiself was there. A slender!
woman, with pale, sweet face, and
black hair smoothly banded and
gathered into rich hraidn at the back
of her shapely head. Her dreaa was
a plain dark one, with white nifties,
cull's and an apron.
She had been sewing, but her
work was put aside, and presently
she came to the open window aud
drew aside the curtain. She did not
see the tail figure drawn closely
against the wall in the uarrow porch,
but her dark eyes looked mournfully
toward the sea, glimmering in the
'My darling!' she whispered, 'are
you dead, and has your spirit come
to take mine where we shall part
Only the u ash of the waves below
answered her. Sighing softly, she
said: 'Is my darling coming? I
feel him so near me, I could almost
She stretched out her arms over
the low window sill, and a low voice
answered near: 'Pearl! Pearl 1'
The arms that had so long grasped
only empty air were filled then, as
Hiram stood under the low window.
'Do not move love,' she whisper
ed, pressing her soft lips to his; 'I
always wake when yon move.'
'But now,' he said, 'you are already
awake. See, Pearl, your trust. was
Heaven-given. It is myself, your
fond, true husband, little one, who
' 11 ill liai'At lnittn iaii .1 rm in '
J" til I 1.4TI J VII &4llil
'It is true! You have come!' she
cried at last, bursting into a torrent
of happy tears. M knew yon were
not dead. You could not be dead,
and my heart not tell me.' It was
long before they could think of any
thing but the happiness of n reunion
after flic many years of separation,
but at last, drawing Pearl closer,
Hiram whispered: 'I walked from
T , love, aud am enormously
And Pearl's merry laugh chased
the last shadows from her happ3
face, and she bustled about the room
'Supper for two!' she cried, glee
fully. The grand house in New York is
tenanted by its owners, and Hiram
goes to sea no more; but in the
summer time two happy people
come for a quiet month to the white
cottage at Monkton, and havcalway
to listen to Davy's tale of the even
ing when he was cutting Hiram
Colby's tombstone, and ended by
smashing it into atoms.
Tor.' is the invariable ending of
the tale, 'Pearl was right, and we
were wrong, all of us; for Hiram
Golby was lost at sea, sure enough,
but he was not dead, and he came
to her faithful love at she always
said he would.'
How II' Toole HIh YnrntloB
unil tVluit Clime of It.
Now in the sixth month of the
reign ol the good caliph, it was so
that Mustapha said : "I am wearied
with much work: thought, care and
worry have worn me out ; I need
repose, for the hand of exhaustion
is upon me, and death even now
lieth at the door.'"
And he calleih his physician, who
felt bin pulse and looked upon his
tongue and said :
"Twodollahs!" (For this was the
oath by which all physicians swore.)
"Of a veritv thou must have rest.
Flee unto the valley of quiet and
close thine eyes in dreamful rest;
hold back thy brain from thought
and thy hand from labor, or you
will be a candidate for the asylum
in three weeks."
And he heard him and went out
aud put the business in the hands ol
the c!erk, and went away to rest in
the valley of quiet. And he went
to his Uncle Hen's, whom he had
not seen for lo! these fourteen
years. Now, his Uncle Ben wa3 a
farmer and abode in the valley of
rest, and the mountain of repose
rose round about him. And he
was rich and well favored, and
strong as an ox. and healthy as an
onion crop. Oltime? he boasted
unto his neighbor that there was not
a lazy bono in his body, and he
swore that he hated a lazy man.
And Mustapha wist not that il
Hut when he reached his Uncle
Ben's they received him with great
joy, and placed before him a supper
of homely viands, well cooked and
piled upou ids plate like the wreck
of a box car. And when he could
not eat it all they laughed him to
And after supper they sat up with
him and talked with him about re
lative whereof he had never in all
his life so much as heard. And he
answered their questions at ran
dom, and lied unto them profess
ing to know Uncle Ezra and Aunt
Bethesda, and once he said be had
a letter from Uncle George last
Now they all knew that Uncle
George was shot in a neighbor's
sheep pen three years ago, but Mes
tapha wist not that it was so, and he
was sleepy and only talked to fill
up the time. And then they talked
politics to him and he hated poli
tics! So about one o'clock in the
morning they sent him to bed.
Now the spare room wherein he
slept was right under the roof, aud
there were ears aud bundles of ears
of seed corn hung from the rafters,
and he bunged his eye with the
same, and he hooked his chin in the
festoons of dried apples, and shook
dried herbs and seed3 down his
back as he walked along, lor it wac
dark. And when he sat up in bed
in the night he ran a scythe in his
And it was so that four boys slept
with him for the bed was wide.
And they were restless and slum
bered crosswise and kicked, so that
Mustapha slept not a wink that
night, neither closed his eyes.
And about the fourth hour after
midnight his uncle Hen smote him
on his buck, and spake unto him,
"Awake, arise, rustle out of this
and wash your face, for the liver
and bacon is fiied aud the breakfast
waiteth. You will find the well
down at the other end of the cow
iot. Take a towel with you."
When l hey .had eaten his uncle
Ben spake unto him, saying:
"Come, let us stroll around the
And they walked about tleveu
miles. Aud his uncle Ben sat him
down upou a wagon aud taught
him how to load hay. Then they
drove into the barn and he taught
him how to unload It. Then he
girded up their loins and walked
four miles, even into the forest, and
his uncle Ben taught him how to
chop wood, and they walked back
to supper. And the morning and
evening were the first day, and
Mustapha wished that he was dead.
And after supper his utile Ben
spake once more and said : "Come,
let us Have some fun." And so they
hooked up a team and drove nine
miles down to Belcher's brauch,
where there was a hop. Aud they
danced until the second hour in the
When the next day was come,
which wasn't long, for already the
night was far spent, his uncle Ben
took him out and taught him how to
make rail leuce. And that night
there was a wedding, aud they dan
ced and made merry, and drank
and ate, aud when thev went to bed
at three o'clock Mustapha prayed
that death might come to htm be
fore breakfast time.
But breakfast bad an early start
i . . .i t. . -i , T-r .
cle Hen marveled that it was so
early. And lie lighted ms pipe and
sat up for an hour, and told Musta
pha all about the fortv he bought
last spring of old Mosoy Stinger
to finish out that north half, aud
about a new calf (hat was foaled
And when Mustapha went to bed
that morning he bethought him of,
a dose of strychnine he had with
him, and he said his prayers wearily
and he ate.
But the youngest boy was rest
less that night, and kicked all the
poison out of him in less than ten
Aud in the morning, while it w.as
yet night, they ate breakfast. And
his Uncle Ben took him out and
taught him how to dig a ditch.
Anil when evening was come,
there was a revival meeting at Eb-
enezer Methodist church, and they
all went. And there were three
regular preachers, and two exhor-
lers and a Baptist evangelist. Ami
when midnight was come they went
home, aud sat up and talked over
the meeting until bedtime.
Now when Mustapha was at home,
lie left his desk at the fifth hour in
the afternoon, and he went to bed
at the third hour after sunset, and
he rose not until the sun waj high
in the heavens. So the next day
when his Uncle Ben would take him
out iuto the field and show him how
to make a pos and rail fence. Mus
tapha would swear at him. and
stnoto i 'in with an axe helve, and
lied ami got himself home.
And Mustapha sent for his physi
cian aud cursed him. And he said
he was tired to death, and he turned
his face to the wall and died. So
Mustapha was gathered to his fath
ers. And his physician and his friends
mourned and said : "And he did
not rest soon enough. He tarried
at his desk too long.'
And his Uncle Ben, who camo in
to attend the. funeral, and had to do
all'his weeping out of one eye. be
cause his other was blacked half
way down to his chin, said it was a
pity, but Mustapha was too awiul
ly lazy to live, and bad no get up
But Mustapha wist not what they
said, because he wiis dead. So they
divided his property among them,
aud said if he wanted a tombstone
he might have attended to it him
sell while he was alive, because they
had no time. Burlington Itmrkeye.
A NiUnifis; Horror.
Several months ago the grave ol
Sat ah Plaits, a young lady who died
ot consumption, near Cincinnati. was
found disturbed, and an examination
showed that Ihe head of the corpse
was missing. What led to the dis
covery was the finding ot a human
jaw-bone by Fred Auer, a farmer,
who lived near the county grave
yard, some eight miles from the city,
where the body was buried. The
fact that only the head was taken
threw suspicion ou an amateur phre
nologist named Gordon Truesdale.
Trucsdale occupied a small farm in
the vicinity with his wife and a
family of lour girls, the oldest not
more than eight years old. He was
a handsome, broad-shouldered fel
low with a fair education but lazy
aud s'hittless. His great hobby was
phrenology, aud he occasional!
lectured on that subject in the coun
try school houses. His ambition to
possess a collection of skulls was
well known in the neighborhood,
and the desecration of the PlalLs
girl's grave was laid at his door,
although he was never openly charg
ed with it. About three weeks ago
Truesdale went to a physician and
asked him if a person could become
poisoned in handling a dead body.
He received an affirmative reply and
appeared to be much troubled. IJe
complained to his wife that his nose
pained him terribly, aud he believed
that he was taking the erysipelas.
He began doctoring himself with
bread aud milk poullio.es, but with
out success. Ills face began to
swell rapidly, and in less than three
days it aud his head became twice
its natural size, and lost all resem
blance ol human shape. A physi
cian was called in against the wishes
of Truesdale. He found the man
suueriiig terriuiy. iiks nps were i
drawn by the tension of the
and writhed themselves awav
the teeth in unceasing pain. The
cuticle across the bridge of the no-e
and over the forehead was so dis
tended with the mattery substance
underneath that it seemed as it it
must burst every moment. The
eyes were swollen to bursting from
their sockets, and were turned with
pain until hardly anything but the
whites could be seen. It was evi
dent that a terrible poison was slow
ly, but 9urely permeating the man's
whole system. The physician, after
a careful examination of the unwill
ing patient, cut opeu his skin from
about the center of his nose almost
to the roots of the hair, and then
made another cnt across the fore
head almost from temple to temple.
From these incisions there oozed a
mass of loathsome, detestable pntre
seene, so terrible in its stench that
the attendants, save one, ran from
the house. Olher incisious were
made in different parts of the scalp,
from which the hair had been shav
ed, and from there this terrible
offensive matter oozed constantly,
until the swelling was reduced and
tbe head and face assumed nearly
their nominal size. Attempts were
aim goi mere nrsi. aim ins uncionU the flesh botween the bono had
Ben took him down to (lie creek t turned to corruption and ran out."
and taught him how to wash and When Trueadale was told that he
shear sheep. And when the even- could not possiblv recover, he called
mg was come they went to spell- ( his wife into the room and confessed
ing school, and they got home at the I to her that he robbed the Platts
first hour after midnight, and I u-! .rjri'j, grave, ami referred to a cer-
then made lo free the incisions of
matter by injecting large quantities
i of water into them. It was noticed
that when water was forced iuto the
cut in the forehead it poured out of
the holes in the scalp. As one of
the llttciltlniltq nnill. ''it senmnil nn if
" ........... ..
dh, nj,j,t u.i,P j,p jcft (he houae
and rntnsed to tell her where he
went, at the time when lie commit
ted the crime. He said he dug down
to the head of the coflin. broke it
open, and taking his knife cut
around the neck of the corpse
through the ilesh lo the bone. He
then placed one of his feet on the
breast of the rnrnm nm1 i.qkino- iii
j ,ead in hi hands pulled and jerked
it until it came oil' bv mere force.
I He afterward disjointed the lower
'jaw and threw it where Fred A tier
' found it. He closed his confession
I by felling where the skull could be
.found, under the straw in a certain
manger in the .stable. It was found
there and giveu up to the riattn
; family. The last three days of
I 'IVnn.1..lnV nv'..l, .M. 1..
iii-iiuiv r i'.i!iiriii i- nni luiriiMf,
i n(,t onlvto bim.li Urn m n,,,-.. ,...
watched him. The poison from
; riouie corpse (for it is believed that
jje had recenilv opened severaf
graves) which was communicated
, u hi system bv prickiii" a raw spot
(m n. ii,ji,i. ,,"r i,;a ,,r ,.,inDwi
-- --- --- - ".-, 1'Vltl v
to eoiir-e through every vein in his
body. Not only was his person
offensive to the eye. but the odor
and heal of his breath was so olfen
sive that il was impossible for the
atit'inlnnts to wait on him properly.
The breath was so poisonous that
when one of the attendants held hii
hand -i inches from the ilvim?
; man's month it slung the Ilesh like
hundreds of nettles. Those who
, wailed upon him were obliged to
, wear gloe-j. to keep the odor Irom
; their hands. The day he died the
llesh was ii rotten that it seemed as
j it it wouM drop from the bone if
loucncu, aim ins ryes actually de
cayed until they became Hghtless.
For two daws before his death a
I COfllll lltld heell ill I-llllliliiaa ami Mia
oners of the phvsiciau were to
( pllce j,-.,, it ns H001 as ,.p i,r(.Hth
; iPit his bode, mul .u hi,,. i..,in
groiiiiu immetnaieiy. After :n.i
death none ol the attendants had
the temerity to touch the corpse,
for fear of being poisoned, so they
gathered the sheets ou which the
body lay, at each end, and thus lilt
ed it into the eolliii. The lid was
quickly screwed down, but before a
wagon could be procured the body
swelled and burst it off. It was
then strapped on. but when the
coffin was taken from the wagon at
the grave jard just at daylight, it
ncrnni now nil ntui ihn hmii ....twin..
c( to ,WcII visiblv before the horri
tied attendants eyes. The fetid,
noisome stench from the putrid ma-s
within was such that no one could
attempt to replace the cover, and the
coflin was covered from sight as
hurriedly as possible.
Il suppressed a rebellion which
had armed nearly a million of men
to subvert the national authority.
It reconstructed the union of the
stale- with freedom, instead of
slavery a its corner stone. It trans
formed 4,000,000 of human beings
from the likeness of things to the
rank of citizens. It relieved con
gress from the infamous work of
hunting fugitive slaves and charged
it to see that slavery does not exist.
It has raised the value of our paper
currency from 18 per cent, to the
par of gold. It has restored upon a
solid basis payment in coin for all
the national obligations, and had
given us a currencv absolutely good
and equal in every part of our ex
tended country. It has lifted the
credit of the nation from where G
per ceut. bonds sold forSti cent", to
that where lour per ceut. bonds are
eagerly souglil at a premium. Un
der its administration railroads have
increased lrom 31,000 mile in ISM
to more than 82,0()U in 1S70. Our
foreign trade has increased from
$700,000,000 to .fLirAOOaoOO in the
same time, and our exports which
were $20,000,000 less than our im
ports iu 18W, were .tOOO.OOO
more than our imports in 137'J.
Without re-orling to loans, it has
since the uar closed more than de
frayed the ordinary expenses of the
government, besides the accruiug in
terest on i lie public debt, and has
annually duhutxed more than -$:'(',-000,000
for soldiers' pensions. It
has paid 838.000.t)0 of the publir
debt, and by refunding the balance
at low i ales, hi- i educed the iiumial
skin i interest charge lrom ne-irly fl.il.
froni 000.000 to le- linn tS!'.Mi0,Nj0. All
the industries of ih country have
revived, labor is in demand, wages
have increased, and throughout the
entire country there is evidence of
!l coming prospeiity greater than we
have ever enjoyed.
In the year 187-1 L. A. Gusliee ob
tained a bushel of box elder seed by
gathering them on the Blue. He
planted half of them in the fall of
that year, and the other half the fnl
lowhig spring. In the spriug of
IS7G Centennial ycir the young
trees from the bushel of seed, num
bering 23,000. were set out by L. A.
and Sum Gushec, with the help of
another person, in three days. Thev
covered eight acres, and uow a lov
lier grove cannot be found iu Polk
county. It is a young forest, and
every tree that wa planted is grow
iug. Tnis showo how easily we
might "raise our own fire wood" iu
Nebraska. Home 2t'co's.
"I am goinsr to sec Clara
Have you any message?"
Charlotte : "I wouder how can you
visit that dreadful jflrl. Give her
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