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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 1, 1876)
Wohe ifain ((, Atone than j)tUlener.
Mrs. A gently packed away in the va-' few parting words at the stage when they
lisc a new gilt testament with silver clasps j were suddenly interrupted by the voice of
The following in one of tho lly-loavcs was j a female from the dwelling across the
neatly worked in silk by the little Angers j way, and whom they had awoke by the
of loving Hell : J noise and stir, in coming to tho upper win-
Though other junv uiroiibtniit ho. ' dow in her nightcap and exclaiming:
Thy loved (! oYr will care for thee. ny , Umt,R ,ho wny you kllk )ff (()
Albert, by long saving or his loose change, ti,c North in tho dead of the night, is it?
presented his father with a neat gold loekc ! Aflg.r damaging our country and draining
for his watcli chain. jt ()f its spiritous liquors, and not content
The reader may think from all this ado wx your iomsx Work at home, you arc
that Mr. Abbott never left homo longer ,,mv going j iPngU0 wj,i, ,10SO villainous
than from morning to noon, or noon to
evening. Indeed, ho traveled but little,
Northerners. I hope you will never be so.
her enough to recognize your grandmoth.
and then, except when he made hajjty trips cr jm Scnd "
to Ncwlork, ho was always accompanied ,vt this point she was suddenly and
by his family. His home and its sur- uiiccrimoiiiouslj' pullod in ly Mr. T.t her
roundlngs presented attractions enough ii,U8i)ami whom she had nroused from his
without coins: abroad. All this tender
care was only a rellection of the love that
existed between him and his famil.
After completing tho necessary prepara
tions the family retired to rise at an early
hour, as Mr. Abbott had t- meet the morn
ing train al eight o' clock, in the neigh
Tho family, rising before dawn, went
round with palpitated feelings through
tho anticipated depuiture. Mrs. A. and
the children often stepped outside to as
certain whether they could hear the rum
bio of the approaching stage. And when
at last tho stage drove up, what a hurry
and bustle there was. "While Mr. Abbott
was busily engaged. Albert tugged his
father's valise to the stage. Little Bell
gathered from the houseplants a line largo
bouquet for her father. Mr. and Mrs
Sparks came down in the stage from the
ijOUth end of the village to bid Mr. Abbott
good-by. As Mr. Abbott and Mr. Sparks,
followed bv the children and Mrs. A. ami
Nothing pleases a conscientious bach
clor so much as to dine with a married
Mrs. T., came down Iho walk from the I menu aim sec me uany put his loot into
bouse to the stauo with their glimmering ihe gravy.
Tho reader may think this woman was
far from being genteel. Hut such was not
tho case. She was a lady of tine culture,
as she was from one of the most respecta
ble families of Virginia. Such was the
political rage at this time that tho females
often seemed more exasperated than the
Hut the reader will notice that the worst
of this strange action was her wounding
tho feelings of Mr. Abbott's family by al
ljuling to his recent intemperance. Hut
these painful allusions are insigniJicant
ns compart d witli the miseries of rum
that nwait Mr. Abbott's family, and with
which, the scotls and sneers they will
receive from the cruel world,
(to he continued.)
lanterns, nothing broke the stillness of the
morning save their own voices, the bark
ingof the neighboring dog, and the " cook's
shrill clarion" that echoed through the
quiet morning a'u.
Tho two families were exchanging a
"How came you to fail in your examlna
tionV" asked a tutor of one of his pupils.
"I thought I crammed you thoroughly."
"Well, you sec," replied the student, "you
crammed me so tight 'that I couldn't 'get
it out." ' -
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