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I MASTER OF THE MINE jj
By Robert Buchanan.
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In a large wooden building not far
from the seashore, n building attached as
school house to "Muurier's lloardlnc
Academy for Young Gentlemen," 1,
Hugh Trelswney, then scarcely ten years
old, wax moping alone. I had only ar
rived two day lieforo irom I.omloii,
where I had parted from my father, n
traveling lecturer In the cauo of what
wa then known ns tho .New Jlornl
World. My mother had lonR been dead,
nnd I had led a somewhat ncRlectcd
life, sometimes accompanying my father
on hi wanderings, moro often bclnR
left to the care, or carelessness, of
mangers. At last I had been sent to
Southampton to complcto n very per
It was afternoon, and a halMiolldity;
. my new school fellows were plajing close
by. I was too used to loneliness to be
very miserable. 1 merely felt an outcast
for tho time bclnR, and took no Interest
whatever In my new associations.
As I sat thus, I must have fallen Into
a brown rtudy, from which a slight
sound startled me, nnd lookltiR up, I met
the flash of two dark eyes which were
Intently rcRardlnR me.
"Are you tho now boy?" said a clear
I nodded, and stared nt my tntcrroga
tor, a Rlrl about my own nRe, whose
black eyebrows were knitted curiously.
Her anus and neck were bare, nnd she
was fondling a kitten, whose llssomo
movements wemed to have somcthltiR In
common with her own lieauty.
"What Is your name!" she continued,
In the same clear questioning tone, alto
gether with the manner of a superior
who -was not to bo trifled with.
She continued to regard me with tho
same keen scrutiny, and then said, "Why
don't you ro out and play with the other
"I don't care nlwut play. I am tired."
"Tired with what?" she questioned,
I made no reply, I had meant to Im
ply that I was low-spirited and dull. She
understood me, and troubled mo with
no moro questions.
Glad to direct her attention from my
rlf, for her bright eyes troubled me, I
stroked the kitten, which she bad placed
upon tho floor, and I becau to question
In my turn.
"Are you tho schoolmaster's daugh
ter. At this sho laughed with such a good
humored sympathy with my blunder,
that my first Impression of her bogan to
Improve, and I saw that, besides being
a rather imperious, she was a very
pretty, young lady.
"I am a stranger here, like yonrsclf,"
sho said. "My people live far away In
South America, and aro very rich. My
mother Is dead, and I don't remember
her. My father has sent mo hero to bo
taught; but I shall soon go back to him.
He is a great man, and when be gave mo
these earrings, ho told roo my mother
bad worn them before me, and ho kissed
them. We Uvo far away from here, in
a brighter place. Don't you hate Eng
This was rather a startling query, but
being In a state of mind bordering on
disgust for life In general, I readily as
sented. Her eyes gleamed.
"It is a dreary place," she CTled; "dull
and miserable, and It rains nearly every
day. Hut It Is different where I como
from. It Is always bright there, and
there aro flowers everywhere, and the
trees are full of fruit; and there are
bright Insects, and beautiful snakes
without stings, that can be taught to
twine round your neck, and feed out of
It seemed that I wns transported to
the land of which she spoke; her eyas
were so sparkling, her face so bright and
sunny, her form so foreign in its slender
beauty and her earrings glistened, and
her beautiful Ivory teeth gleamed and
I ww her walking In that land, a won
der among all wonders there, with fruits
and flowers over hor head, and brilliant
insects floating round her, and luminous
makes gleaming harmless In her path,
nnd dusky slaves waiting upon her, for
for I had been a studious boy, fond of
reading wild books of travel and ad
venture, and of picturing In my mind tho
wonders of foreign lands.
When hlie next spoke, her clear, Im
petuous tono was greatly changed and
softened, and a kinder light dwelt on
"If you will come with mo," sho said,
"I will show you tho place. Thero is
not much to see but tho garden."
I rose awkwardly, as If at a word of
command, and followed her. Ashamed,
yet pleased, to bo chaperoned by a girl,
I wondered what my school fellows
would think of It. They were playing
cricket. They paid no attention to me,
but looked at my companion with a curl-
oiu and not too friendly expression. She
passed along Imperiously, without deign
ing to cast a single look in their direc
tion; and I noticed that her dark brows
were knitted with tho former unpleasant
Our first visit was to tho top of a high
knoll behind the house, whence wo could
see tho surrounding country, and, some
miles to tho southward, the distant sea,
with a white frost of billows on tho edge
of silver-colored sands. The girl looked
at the passing sails with much the same
peculiar expression sho bad worn on our
"Are your clever?" sho asked, sudden
ly. "I mean, do you know much?"
I explained to her that my acquire
ments were very slender, and merely con
sisted of the stray crumbs of knowledge
which I had been enabled to pick up at
day schools, t could read and wrlto, of
course, and knew arithmetic as far as
the rule of three, and had got through
the tint four declensions In tho Latin
grammar; but nit was n chaos, nnd I had
"If you are not clover, nnd know so
little," observed tho girl, thoughtfully,
"take care of tho other boy. Why don't
you make friends with thorn? Why do
you like to sit alone, and bo sullen? If
there were girls hero, I should malio
friends, I know. Hut boys nru different;
they huve cruel ways, and they 1ibU each
other. The boyi hato me," sho pursued,
"because they think mo proud. I am not
proud, but I am quicker and cleverer
than they are, and 1 como from a better
place. 1 boat them In tho class, nnd 1
have helped tho biggest of them some
times, when they wero too stupid to un
derstand." Wo wero soon wandering ride by side
In the quiet cordon In tho neighborhood
of the school house. Kvcr and anon, 1
heard the shouts nnd crlen of my play
mates; but they were wafted to mo ns
from some fonaken life.
A spell had Itcen passed upon me, ami
I wa In a dream. As I write, the
dream surrounds me still. Years ebb
backward, clouds part, tho old horizons
come nearer uud nearer, and I am again
wandering In the quiet shade of trees
with tho shining young faco at my
What I remember last Is a sudden
sound dissolving a spell. A bell rung
toudly from the houso, and my compan
ion uttered an exclamation
"That Is the Ml for ten," aho exclaim
ed. "You had Mter ro."
Ami sho ran boforo ma up tho path.
Sho was nearly out of sight among tho
garden bushes when, urged by curiosity,
1 took courage, and called after her.
"What Is your name?" I cried.
"Madeline." sho replied. "Madeline
Graham." With that she was gone. For
n moment, I stood bewildered, nnd then,
with quito a new light In my eyes, I
made the best of my way Into tho house
and joined the boys at tho tea table.
Munstcr was a feeble-looking but tal
ented llttlo man, with a very high fore
head, which ho was constantly mopping
with cold water, to subduo lnordlnato
headaches; and Mrs. Munster was a kind
creature, with an enormous respect for
her lord, and quite a motherly Interest
in us boys, sho having no children of her
Tho manner of these Rood people was
kind towards all; but their treatment of
Madollno Graham was blended with a
sense of restraint almort bordering on
fear. It was obvious that they had been
Instructed to treat her, with moro than
ordinary solicitude, and It was equally
obvious that they wero liberally paid
for so doing.
When she broke from all restraint, as
was tho caso occasionally, their concern
for her personal welfare was not unmix
ed with a fear lest open rupture might
rob them of the Installment derived
from their wealthiest pupil. Madeline,
on her side, was perfectly conscious of
this; but. In Justice, It must bo said that
she seldom took undue advantage of her
Tho more I saw of Madeline Graham,
tho mom tho thought of ber possesred
me, and blended with my quietest
dreams. After that first Interview, sho
held somewhat aloof for many days, but
her eyes wero constantly watching me In
school. She seemed desirous of koeplug
mo at a distance. Gradually, however,
we csmo together again.
Madeline had not exaggerated when
sho boasted of excelling the other schol
ars In brlghtncs and Intelligence. Her
memory was extraordinary, and tasks
which taxed all tho energies of boyhood
wore easily mastered by her quick and
It so happened that I myself, although
In mauy things dull and Indifferent, was
nl') gifted with a memory of uncommon
tenacity. In nil tasks which demanded
the exercise of this function I took a
foremost place. Madeline was my most
formidable rival, and wo began, quietly
at first, but afterwards with energy, to
fight for the mastery.
Tho competition, Instead of severing,
brought us closer to each other. Made
line respected the spirit which sometimes
eubdued her, and I, for my part, loved
her tho better for thu humanizing touches
which my victory frequently awakened.
We had been friends six months, the
quiet round of school life, had become
familiar and pleasant 'to mo, when, one
day, at breakfast, I noticed that Mun
ster wore a very troubled expression,
as he broko open tho largest of a num
ber of letters lying before him. Within
the letter was a smaller one, which ho
handed to Madeline silently.
With Impetuous eagerness, sho opened
and road It. It was rery short. As sho
glanced over It, her bosom roso and fell,
her eyes brightened and filled with tears.
To hide her troublo, she roso and left
A whisper had passed round tho
school "Madollno Graham Is going
away." Going away? Whither? To
Ui at far-distant, that mytAcrlou land
whence sho had come, and whither I
might novcr follow her7 Going away
forever! Passing westward, and taking
with her all that made my young llfo
beautiful and happy. Could this bo?
I shall never forget the agony of that
day. I have had blows since, but none
harder. I havo felt desolation since, but
none deeper. After school, I hung round
tho house, haunted every spot where she
might be expected to appear. I yearned
to hear tho truth from ber own lljfc. I
paced to nnd fro like n criminal nwatttng
his sentence. I could not boar tho right
of tho other hoy, but kept to tho secret
places, moody nnd dlstrnvted.
Quito Into In tho uvenlng I wandered
Into tho gnrdon a favorlto resort of
ours. Tho sun had sunk, but his slowly
fndltiR Unlit wns still tinting tho quiet
place, and tho shadows of trees and
bushes wore still distinct upon tho
I had not been hero long when I hoard
tho foot I knew, and turning, I beheld
my llttlo friend hastening toward tuo.
Sho was pale, but otherwise composed,
mid snld nt once,
"Havo you heard that I am going
nwy? I hnve Just got n letter from my
father. I nm to go back homo Immedi
So saying, she placed In my hand tho
small tnclosuru which shu had rvcolvod
from Munster In thu morning. 1 remem
ber every word of It now. It was writ
ten In n large, bold hand, nnd ran as
"My Own Darling I.lttlo Madollno:
"You will hoar from tho good peoplo
with whom you are living that you must
dune homo at once. Wish n kind good
bye to nil your friends In Knglaud; per
Imps you may never see them again.
Como without dotay to your loving fnth
er. HODKItlCIC OHAHAM."
Prepared as I had been for tho blow,
It did not fall so honvlty as It might
hnve done. I struggled with my feelings,
and clinked down n violent tendency to
cry. Sho perceived my consternation,
and was herself moved. Hut there wus n
quick, strange Unlit In her eyes, as If sho
were contemplating something far nwuy,
"I have prayed many n night that my
father would send for mo," she Mid,
thoughtfully; "and now ho has dono to,
I scarcely feel glad. Shall you bo sorry.
Hugh, when I. go?"
At this open question I broko down
utterly, and burst Into n violent sob. Sho
put her hands In mine, nnd looked earn
estly Into my fact.
"I thought you would bo sorry. Nono
of them will miss tno so much as you.
We havo been great friends; I novar
thought I could bo nidi friends with n
hoy. I shall tell my father of you, and
ho will like you, too. Will you kls me,
Hugh, and say good-byo?" -
I could nut answer for tears; nut i
put my nrms round her neck, and I did
kiss her a pure, true, loving boy's kU,
worth a million of tho kisses men buy
or steal In tho broad world. My tears
moistened her cheek as I did so, but she
did not cry herself.
She was altogether calm and superior,
bowing down to my boyhood, compas
sionating and clierWiIng tuv. She was
nearer womanhood than I to manhood!
and she took my worship In gentle state.
A queen, kissed by a loyal subject, could
not offer her cheek moro royally than
iittle Madellno offered her cheek to mo.
"Thero Is a ship to sail In two days,"
iho said, "and I must go away to Liver
pool to-morrow, early In tho morning."
As I writo, recollection darkens, tho
sun sinks behind the little garden: tho
llttlo shape fade away, end It is dark
night. I havo been In a very disturbed
sleep, and tan awakuncd by a harsh
sound In the distance. It Is tho sound
of carrlago wheels.
I bear the hum of voices In tho house
below, I creep to the window, and look
out A traveling carriage stands at tho
door, and a sleepy-eyed coachman yawns
on tho box.
From tho houso porch comes Mm.
Munster, and by her side tho llttlo figure
that I lovo.
The proud spirit Is broken tills morn
ing, and tho llttlo eyes look soft and
wet. Madeline clings to her protectress,
and nods adieu to tho servants. Tho
coachman cracks his whip, the horses
break Into a trot, the llttlo ono leans out,
and waves her handkerchief until tho
carriage rounds tho comer and U hid
Madeline! Llttlo Madeline!
I havo fallen upon my knees by my
bedside, and am passionately kissing
tho lock of hair I begged from her last
night. My heart seems breaking. All
tho world has grown dark for mo In a
(To bo continued.)
Of monasteries and lnmnscrleii In
Pckln tho number U endless. Tho
lamas nnd bonze who dwell therein
can bo counted by tho thousands. They
aro mostly Tlbotnna and Mongolians,
supposed to bo studying Huddhlsm
under thu direction of nn authenticated
lineal descendant of Hiiddha himself.
Indeed, In ono particular monastery
three llnenl descendant nro to bo scon
for n consideration. Thoy nro regard
ed a somlRods and treated aa such.
Of tho thrco bo favored, fed and flat
tered, ono Is n youngster of twelvo
yearn, a bright, lively Mongolian boy,
fully nllvo to IiIh own Importance,
high dignity and destiny, yet not
nverso to tho nlllng of his baggy llttlo
nnckcts with tho dollar of audi "for
eign (IovIIb" a afford him tho oppor
tunity of ho doing. Tho lamaa and
bonzoB aro a tcroasy, Krlmy, dirt In
crusted lot Tho denser tho dirt tho
greater tho reputation for sanctity nnd
clone spiritual nlllnlty with lluddha.
Tholr wliolo time seems to ho passed In
entlnj,', extracting dollara from trtrang
crs and sleeping.
SOCIETY WRECKED HER LIFE.
liUsWJJWwCjiyn i in isiisi'l
Tlrod, Nervous, Aching, Trembling,
I'c-ru-na Renovates, Kogutaton, R
A Pretty Now York Woman' Ro-
covery tho Talk of Mop
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"Do you chaps know you lynched tho
"Well, you'vo got to mako botoo nl
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fellows wo ought to havo lynched got
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"Sister told mo to entertain you till
sho comes down."
"Oh! Sho did, oh?"
"Yesand not to let myself got
A woman In society Is obliged to
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herself n quiet evening nt homo, ller
wliolo tlmu Is tnken up In keeping en
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Her system Incomes completely tun
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If overy society woman could know
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Letters from society women all over
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