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MNCOLtf , NlSBltASKA.. NOVEMBER 12. 1896.
h litt lebaby sister,
Little Rogue 'Hint time 'I 'kissecl 'her.,
Laughed an (I crowed; 'She 'did 'not ik'now
That my heart was longing so
Un that sunny Summer's 'day,
The lirst time Invent away.
I have knocked around since 'then,
Seeing many kind's of men,
Good and had; and weak and strong;
And I have many 'times k(fo'w'n Vrong
Since my little babysitter
Laughed good 'bye, wlien 'I 'lnsl 'kissed 'her.
0 yon know
Why you laugh and cry and -erotv?
Does this world seem 'bright uu(l 'new1?
Do all hearts seem fond and 'truo'V
Tell inn. tell 'me! !Bu'by!
N it NO.-
That Imaven makes your'eyes 'aglow?
Nail love and lifo and glee
In this mrange, strange lliiudyoirseey
I wns up I'm 'out yitjuifi o'n 'Sunday 'oaiHy
it spring. The day was 'brighT -and
Miuiny out side, hut The attic was cold and
gloomy The Three small windows with
then- odgingoi 'colored glass, "were open,
iul 'the wind, .chilly IhoTo, 'blow in, Killing
tliMiirwitli fine 'dust from The low eo'b
wobbcfl rafters. II if dl t depressed and
mtlKM' blue that day and wanted eongon
Hil surroundings. The attic would tfuT
hikIi Uj(W, I felt sure. What -old alT-idis
ft gloomy? Who ninety, inonldy smell
f uge and desoj'tedness is always pras
,ll'i and There something supremely
'topiWmg ifn mho very words "'.ago' ' and
lPBrtofl-ii(i8s.rt liDnk is Always itlhare
roo.tn ifinrftimimt reminder of The -nasT.
And the past why is it so sad? Or is it
simply the word?
'Over in one corner -of the attic, beneath
-a pile of Totting 'carpets, I found a paper
hoxof old letters left "by some former
'occupant of the house. 1 read them all.
Wrong? It may be. They were all dated
1886 and wore from a wife to her bus
Kind. The envelopes wore gone, and I
could 'find no cine to the name of either
wife or hnshand. except that she was
Most of them were common every day
letters, such as even 1 may receive some
day; but two -or three made me angry .;
'1 'look so nglyaud -disagreeable when my
'eyes are rod.
iProba'bly both husband and wife aiv
'dead now she is,T'm -quite sure so what
harm could come if T-copiod two or three
-those Two orThroeThatmade'me angry?
'Dear husband : flam feeling so winch
'better Today That 1 -can write -quite 'a long
letter. My hack seems to he wmch
stronger, and T feel almost as if I -could
walk about a little. How T" wish I-cou'kl
go out in the sunshine! Sometimes when
II sit at the window and look out at The
people walking hriskly past how strong
They look! my (heart seems -out There.;
never mind what 'I say; it's only a hain't,
II am so foolish and weak hut T am goT
Ting stronger, oh yes. much stronger.
You'll he surprised when you see me
again. Do you know you have 'been
gone a .year tomorrow? 'IT has heen so
flong. 'Sowidtiimes !1 wonder H'f we shall
over huT'of course you will he hack soon
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