Imatges de pÓgina
PDF
EPUB

Bo

[blocks in formation]

MARCH.
Page.

Page.
, Heads of the People
- 205 The Stolen Bride

276
An Extinct Bird
207 A Night Watch

281
Curiosities of Sound
210 Old Saturday

281
The Sumatra Rafflesia
212 The Count De Lavilliere

283
Captain Alick's Legacy

214 Our YOUNG PEOPLE'S STORY-TELL-
Jo's Rival

223 ER.–Leila Grey: or, Twice an Or-
A New Year's Idyll
237 phan

286
The Mutineer's Fate
238 The Wonderful Baby

291
An Unfortunate Match

243 Curious Matters
Song
255 Ruthven's Puzzle Page

296
Theodosia's Lover
256 The Housekeeper

297
Beyond the Picket Lines: or, Army Facts and Fancies

298
Reminiscences of Captain Jack 260 The Skaters.--(Humorous Pictures.)
English Candidates for Matrimony 272

295

[merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]

In the Soft May Rain -
Anecdotes of Dogs
Captain Alick's Legacy
Florida-and Lenore
Ben's Blunder
The Song of the Wind
Robert Ramble
Apple Blossoms
The Tavern in the Woods

405 Youth and Age

470
406 In the Wilderness

471
413 Daisy Oracles

478
419 The last Scene of the Janissaries 483
420 OUR YOUNG PEOPLE'S STORY-TELL-
433 ER.-Leila Grey: or, Twice an Or-

phan
443 Archie Dunlap's Noah's Ark

491
444 Ruthven's Puzzle Page

495
449 Curious Matters

490
452 The Housekeeper

497
Vengeance shall stain thy Banners,.

Facts and Fancies

498
403 Love, Money and Ruin.-(Humorous
463 Pictures.)

433

Jack Smalley

An Unfortunate Match

Spain!
A Bond of Friendship

JUNE.

An Amazonian Tribe
Shadows
The Sloth
Captain Aleck's Legacy
Love Songs
Sweet May Flowers
Dearborn's Judgment
Rain
Ashantee Superstitions
Gracie
In Memoriam.-M. A.S
Running a Cargo
An Unfortunate Match
Inward Evidence
Captured by Bush whackers

Page:

505
508
511
513
520
521
521
527
528
533
546
546
551
563
563

Page.
All the While

663
Saved by a Song

569
May-Flowers

574
Sierra Morena

581
Charlie's Ring

581
OUR YOUNG PEOPLE'S STORY-TELL-

ER -Leila Grey: or, Twice an Or-
plian

586
Ruthven's Puzzle Page

502
Curious Matters

593
The Housekeeper

594
Facts and Fancies

695
The Beginning and the End-Humor-

ous Pictures.)

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][graphic]

We had met the previous evening, we had quarrelled, we had parted;
She had called me proud, exacting, I had called her stony-hearted;
What it was that led my footsteps the next morning to the pond
Is a mystery I can't fathom, esplanation far beyond.

But whate'er it was that prompted the desire I felt to skate,
So it was, and off I started, pondering on love and fate.
Heedless quite of my surroundings, feeling sure no one was near,
I put on my skates for gliding o'er the ice so bright and clear.
But behold! I scarce had skated half across the shining pond,
When I saw a scarlet pennon floating gayly just beyond;
Nor was this the only object that appeared to greet my eyes-
Well I knew that graceful figure, though the sight provoked surprise.
Calling loudly, I rushed onward, with a fearful anxious thrill,
But the willful little creature only skated faster still.
On she flew to certain danger, and it inight be even death :-
At the thought I sped like lightning, while I fiercely caught my breath.
As I reached her side she gave me such a look of cold disdain
That I boiled with sudden anger, saying, “ Pardon me, Miss Vane,
Doubtless 'tis quite rude to tell you, but the ice is broken through
Just beyond, and if you notice, it cracks somewhat under you.”

Then a sudden sense of peril drove the color from her cheek
As she saw the ragged fissure, as she heard the thin ice creak;
Quick repentance changed her coldness into warmth and gratitude
As remorsefully she faltered, “Do forgive me; I'll be good.”.
Could I do less than forgive her, while I plead for pardon, too,
Owning I was half the sinner e'er to doubt that she was true ?
Then we turned and skated homeward with one thankful backward glance
At the fearful yawning fissure that forbade all safe advance.

MINNIE AND HER DOG.

Minnie Carlton lived in a large pleasant permission for her to do so. But she wept country town, in a large pleasant country and teased in vain, for in this respect her house painted white, with green blinds, parents were firm, and would not allow her and having a piazza running along one side to go beyond a canary and a parrot. of it. In front of the house was a large Poll was one of the handsomest of her Nower garden, and behind it a long stretch tribe, all scarlet, and green, and gold, and of green dotted with fruit trees, while at blue; Tip, the canary, was all that a caone side lay a spacious and beautifully nary could be, and Minnie took great desmooth croquet-ground. The only child of light in his sweet songs and pretty ways. kind and indulgent parents who were far Polly bid fair to becoine gifted in conversafrom poor, one miglit reasonably suppose tion to an extraordinary degree, and would that a happier little girl than Minnie conld sit on the piano while her little mistress not easily be found; and, generally speak- played some simple air and laugh uproaring, this was true. But sometimes the hap- iously, which was probably her way of appiest and most favored children have wish- plauding the performance. es that are not gratified, and Minnie had But with all these graces in her pets, one favorite lobby which she persisted in Minnie's heart was still unsatisfied; her riding wlienever she felt the least out of sky was dark, and her soul was sad, for the sorts. She had a perfect passion for pets want of a dog-a real, live, playful dog, of all kinds, and if she could have had her that would love her and let her hold him own way, she would have become the own- in her lap, or frolic with her on the lawn. er of kitlens, dogs, birds, white inice, and, Her friend Alice Stanley had a silky little in short, every pretty or cunning little crea- spaniel with great clear eyes and long ture that happened to interest hier for the glossy ears, and o, how Minnie longed for moment; and she thought it very hard- such a pet wlien Alice detailed all his hearted of her father and mother to refuse good qualities to her! She had begun to

« AnteriorContinua »