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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (July 4, 1896)
"Have you quite forgotten our talk
that night among the palms in the
corner," he went on, softly and slowly
moving closer to the girl, "the talk that
I bad tried to have for weeks, when I
told you of a promise that had once been
made me by a small girl with a snub
nose, who wore a pinafore anjj had a
very dirty face? I think you remembered
it. Though the girl was no longer email
in years, at least she will never be
big, and her nose is no longer a snub, it
is deliriously tip-tilted! She doesn't
wear a pinafore now, and her face is
most charmingly clean, but she is not
so nice as in the old days then she"
"Where can those children be!" ex
claimed Rosalind, springing to her feet
and looking nervously about her. As
if in answer to her question came a
shout through the bushes, and it was
was followed by a tall, handsome young
man, whose nose and dimples at onco
proclaimed him "Brother Tom."
'Hello, Dedham!" he cried cheerfully,
runuing his finger through a moist
mop of curly hair. "Then Rosy is all
right; I thought"'
"Why. Tom," said Rosalind, wonder
ingly, "do you remember Mr. Dedham?
You were such a little boy!"
"Last week, and this? Very small, of
course, but still by making an effort 1
can dimly recall"
"How long have you been here, Mr
Deuham?' asked Rose, Beverley.
"About ten days. Tom, have you
any idea where the children I should
say sheep, have strayed to?'
"Your sister Bo-peep's eight tender
lambs; she has been wildly looking for
them for the last half hour. She com
forted them with green apples and then
she turned them adrift. She is very
tired. It is late. Suppose that you"
"I am not tired at all," cried Rosa
lind, "and I have been interrupting
you shamefuily. He was working with
might and main when I came across him.
Let us leave him to his paint brushes
again and hunt for the children; that
they are missing is the only true word
he has spoken. Goodby, Mr. Dedham.
Possibly we may see you before you
. "Possibly indeed, I should say prob
ably you will see mo several times,"
returned Dedham, gathering up his
traps and closing bis easel, "and I am
going with you now, Miss Rosalind.
May I trouble you to put your finger on
this string for me? no, Tom's finger is
too big, he being taller than you. Go on
Tom, we will overtake you in a min
ute." But Rosaliud, though she placed
one small finger reluctantly on the string
slipped her other hand through her
brother's arm and held him fast. Mr.
Dedham smiled under his mustache,
Tom more broadly, but Rosy looked into
neither face. Then the three wended
their way leisurely through the tangle
of bushes, chatting as they went, and
once in a while shouting aloud to
attract the attention of any child who
might happen to be within reach of
After a time the search so carelessly
begun resolved itself into a real one.
Rosalind forgot to cling to her brother.
Mr. Dedham no longer claimed her
attention. When more than an hour
had passed and the girl's cheeks had
begun to pale, her face to grow drawn
and anxious, a council of war was held-
"It is no use to worry over them," Mr.
Dedham declaied. "Eight such child
ren, none of them babies, cannot come
to harm no absolutely that not one
would be left to tell the tale. You must
not tramp around another moment, Miss
Rosalind. Tom and I will take you to
the cottage and get your uncle and your
father; then we will go after the wan
derers and bring them back, since you
do not hold with Mother Goose's em
inently wise way of treating the matter.
Take my arm or your brother's and see
how be will soon be at borne."
It was a silent journey, Rosalind
urging them feverishly on. The sun
had begun to sink out of sight behind
the bills. Hushing the whole scone with
rosy glory as a parting salute. Surely
Rosalind thought, she had never heard
eithe her father or mother laugh so
shrilly; they turned a Bharp corner, and
the cottage was in full view of the
veranda full of figures. She saw her
uncle reading the paper, her mother
knitting eerenly, her father placidly
mending a fish net, while about one or
another the eight children clustered
themselves, not one lamb missing.
The girl stopped short, caught her
breath, dropped her brother's arm, burst
into such a passion of tears as quite
drowned and silenced the merry shouts
"Oh, Rosy, Rosy. Such fun! We ran
away from you and got here," which
"Horrid little biats!" muttered Mr.
Dedham, as Rosalind wad caught in
her mother's armB, kissed, patted, com
forted and borne out of sight. She did
not appear at supper, for which Mr.
Dedham was persuade'! to stay. She
lay on her mother's bed, quite hidden
from all eyes, and was waited on by a
whole host of most remorseful chiidren,
hearing at intervals a voice which made
her hide her face in the convenient
pillows. After a whispered confab with
Tom, his mother smiled tenderly, and
though she did not tell the children so,
she held them not wholly responsiblel
for the breakdown that had so aston
ished the entire family.
Mr. Dedham walked home by moon
light, alone and very thoughtful.
The next morning rose cool and love
ly, and before he would have been out
of bed in the city, Mr. Dedham was
seen strolling up the walk to the cottage.
Kosalind stood in the open door, looking
like a little man, in the quietest of
brown gowns, fastening a modest brown
baton her bright curls. She was a de
mure maiden this morning, all glow and
fire gone, just a wlII bred girl, and notb.
ing left of Bo-peep. Yes, she was going
out, the children had left all their wraps
on the outer side of the island, and she
and her little cousin were to go and
bring them. The children had de
clared that they bad left her so fart
asleep against a tree that she had not
stirred when they came whooping up,
and flesh and blood could not withstand
the temptation to run off. It had been
intended that Tom and one of the bos
should go over the night before, but in
excitement it had been neglected, and'
now they had to be brought.
"Wouldn't 1 do as well as a cousin?"
Mr. Dedham asked. "1 will undertake
to carry three times as much, and I
really need a walk this morning. Be
sides, Jim wants to go fishing don't
As the boy assented eagerly Rosalind
hesitated, colored, glanced at her moth
er and then reluctantly cousented. They
started off on the two sides of the path,
Mr. Dedham looking ovar at his little
companion with a tender smile in his
eyes, while she talked on, steadily and
un brokenly, allowing no piuse in the
conversation until her breath was
"Suppose you sit down here and rest
a minute," said Mr. Dedham, after a
time, clearing the stump of a tree with
his 8oat sleeve. "It is a very exciting
story, and you shall finish it some time
many times, if you want to; but just
at present you may leave your friend
and her Sunday-school hoys up in Pros
pect park we don't need them. You
bave led the conversation, Miss Rosa
lind, ever since we left the house in
deed, I may even say that you have
done all the talking. Now give me my
The girl did not resist; she was tired
out, almost panting. She let him seat
her on the stump without remonstrance,
and then throw himself down by her
side. There was a long delicious si
lence, so long that Rosalind began to
breathe naturally again. Thon he
spoke, low and possionately:
"My Rosalind my darling my own
little gitl- six months! It has been six
years of waiting!"
Dinner was over when two young
people ame slowly around the house.
The man carried a mass of gotdenrod,
the girl two or three late roses.
"Couldn't you find them?" cried a
chorus of small voices.
"Our coats and hats," exclaimed the
children. The two young people looked
guiltih at each other.
"We forgot them," said Rosalind, in
a little, small, apologetic voice. There
are times when a doman is braver than
TRAIN SERVICE BY B. & M. RAIL
ROAD. Trains from Lincoln on July 4 and":
A special morning excursion train will
leave Lincoln Passenger Station at 8
a. m. Returning. leave. Crete 10 p. m.
On July 6, 8, 9. 10. 11. 13 and 14 a
morning train will leave Passenger
Station at 7:35 a. m. Returning, leave
Crete at 10 p. m. In addition to above
morning and evening ttralns, pas
sengers can also leave as follows:
Leave Lincoln. Leave Crete.
10:22 a. m., Dally 6:55 a. m.. Dally
10:30 a. m.. Dally 9:25 a. m.. Dally
6:20 p. m.. Daily 12:40 p. m.. Dally
Except Sunday. 3:40 p. m.. Daily
t Except Sunday.
Trains from the West. Main Line
On July 4 passengers from the west
can take No. 4 or No. 2 for Crete:
both of these trains will stop at alt
stations between Hastings and Crete,
and can return same evening on No.
3, which leaves Crete at 6:42 p. m., and
will stop at all stations between Crete
Trains from the South, Wymore
Branch On July 4 and 7 passengers
from the south can take No. 90 or No.
92 to Crete, and can return on a spe
cial train which will run on these two
dates as far as Beatrice, leaving Crete
at 10 o'clock p. m.
Rates of fair on all the above
trains and from all points in Nebraska
will be as follows: On July 3 and 4.
adults, one fair for the round telp:
children Ave to twelve years, one-half
the above rate; children under five
From July 5 to 15, from all points
within 150 miles of Crete, the fare will
be the same as stated abeve.
Final limit on all tickets. July 16.
ON TO CHICAGO.
Half Rate?, Special Train and a Day
Sunday a. m., July 5, 8 o'clock, via
the Elkhorn-Northwestern line, a sil
ver train, gaily and appropriately dec
orated, will leave Lincoln carrying the
Hon. W. J. Bryan, the Bryan club, the
free silver delegates, their wives and
their friends to Chicago. This train
will be first class In every particular;
will make fast time, and the daylight
run will enable people to see the finest
portions of Iowa and Illinois while,
traveling over the greatest railroad In
the west. One fare for the round trip
will be charged. For further Informa
tion call on or address as below:
A. S. Feldlng. C. T. A.. S. A. Moshfr,
Gen'I Agt., 117 So. 10th St., Lincoln,
Remember the Union Pacific will run
a special train for the Beatrice Chau
tauqua. Sunday, June 2S. Rev. Robert
Mclntyre of Denver will preach In the
morning. Train leaves Lincoln 8:30 a.
m., returning leave Beatrice 7 p. m.
Fare only 90 cents for the round trip.
HINTS TO TOURISTS.
WHERE TO GO AND WHAT IT
Is the subject of a little pamphlet pub
lished ty the North-Western line, giv
ing a large amount of information re
garding the lake regions of Minnesota
and Wisconsin. For copy address City
Ticket Agent, 117 South Tenth street.
HALF FARE EXCURSION TO HOT
SPRINGS, S. D.
June 12 the Elkhorn will sell tickets
to Hot Springs and return at one fare.
Limit, thirty days. For pleasure or
health this trip is unsurpassed. For
tickets call at city ticket office, 117
South Tenth street. Lincoln, Neb.
Don't make up your mind on a bicycle
before Feeing the makes handled by
Billraeyer &, Sadler, 1133-.T5 M street.
Time i $Jone
mi it by mm i
Actual time traveling.
37 hours to Salt Lake.
07 hours to San Francisco.
65 hours to Portland.
81) hours to Los Angeles.
Every purchaser of
81 worth of goods
will receive a cou
pon worth 10 cts.
to apply on future
purchase. 5c cou
pon with 50c
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