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About East Oregon herald. (Burns, Grant County, Or.) 1887-1896 | View Entire Issue (May 29, 1895)
‘‘Father, what are we to do?”
“A good riddance, I say. I never
“You must tell me, Virginia. I
fancied the boy. A workhouse
tra.op—never wouldn’t ha’ come to can't think. I can’t somehow col
BY HELEN FOIIHEST GRAVE».
lect my mind. What had we bet
Fiorn Tbe !!lti*trate<1 Hum« Guest
So Farmer Fairford dismissed ter do? Will they send my boy to
the matter from his mind.
And so, when Alfred Fairfo d,
You don’t really think I took
us go up ¡together to New
Charley Mi lton stood wistfully |lo|idavE a month or so aubsequent- York, father. Let us see the presi
tlHzing up into the fair and oval face ly, lamented the absence of Charley dent of the bank, and ourselves tell
of the young girl who stood on the ¡Melton, who was such a gay. cheery him how we have hoped and prav-
bank above him, her pure C1
companion, no one ever mentioned ed for poor Alfred.”
plcxiofi rendered purer and more' his name. Virginia alone remern-
“Child, child, I know the world
dt hc ite still bv the moving sh.id
. red him and mourned over his better than you do. They won’t
•ws >f the leave« overhead.
listen to you; they will only laugh
‘ No, Charlev, I do not!”
“No one knew Charley as I did,” at you?”
‘Yit vi ur father Ims turned nn \|H. Ha;j I to herself “There was
"But, father what else can you
>ut ol the house, and your moiher |UI1(,|) good in him. Poor Charley.” do? ’ pleaded Virginia passionately.
I iiih e.ilbd me a—thief”
The slow years crept by—she “We cannot let poor Alfred sink
He bhmlderc d us he piououiicid grew from fair girlhood into the down into utter infamy.”
i u< V.- rd«
"I am an old man, daughter—a
full maturity of a woman and still
I v* ry old man,” answered the farm
It s some nihi.ik',( liarlet 1 ni ejlt. remembered Charley.
.«tire it is,” she said, farms 1 •
er. “I have no judgementor de
"And he struck me, Virginia! , "It can’t be possible,” said Mr. cision left. Let it be as you will!”
The boy ’« face grew scarlet, and Irr I Fairford, staring with dim, horror
"We will promise to pay the
By s Id zed. ‘‘Yes li- »truck nit. iglaz deyes into the chill, autumn munev as soon as we can if they
Virginia ! I shall live to Be r< V nged
twilight. “No; I tell you t.o; it will only be merciful to poor Al
fred,” proceeded Virginia, rising
j can’t be pnssible.”
“('hnrh-y, don’t talk ao! ’
“But, father, it is possible, it is hurriedly, as if to commence her
lie turi ed awav. the old hard
[even so,” urged Virginia, who sat preparations for the journey, which
I ok which she so d-c.i it <1 to st <
¡aside him with an open letter in was to be so eventful to both of
ere pingovtr hi« f> .-itur« s.
her hand an< a face as white as the them.
‘ You’ll Huy good i y to me, Chur
TO BE CONTINUED.
wall. “Father y-'U must try and
!»»?” t Im farm» r- <1 «lighter plead
realize it—you must help me think
what is Lest to be done.”
Cui L-o. I ls. Anni. 14, 1S92
“Yeh, 1’11 -HV good l>v. Virgi;.in.” 1
I “My Alfred—a robber,” faltered .r« i-.hr. F st,-.i n
“Wl; re are •ou goii g?” nh»
•? —I am i..... ri to be able .<>
I the old man “Tell it to me over ..tar- i' • I ii i i h’k’i.'.y rec, ! n.e- <1 y. ur Itu»-
i|H< -tiom d.
sim. <; it strii c- f r . nr bltily i n.| tot e.
[ again, daughter Virginia.”
I ih u’t I. n< w M
-..r< r-.e.'s f ,r tLvin should Lu Iruincnd-
“He has taken four hundred dol
Y<m « ill starve! ’
Vours truly, CARL TI1ORBAIIN
lars from the bank safe,” said Vir
A nd w hat I hen ’• W ho u i .1 cart
ginia, in a low, tremulous tone.
I shall < are. Chiirlev ”
meant t> repl ce it, father, be
‘ SI all you?” lie tm i. d H w ;i \
fore the loss should be discovered,
io a sad smile, ai d the mcniort
but he had no opportunities.”
Importer. ud Wloleaal« Dealer. la *11 kind. of
of th.J stirilo li.iunti d \ irgiiia Fair
“A thief!” muttered the old man.
ford for y » •»«
Violins, Guitars, Banjo*. Accordeon*, Harmoni
1 "Yes, a thief.”
cas, &c., all kinds of Strings, etc., etc.
Farim r Fail f .rd was sitting 1 v
the flrt-L-ss tn-1»-t’i«t »ne when Vir
gin! i cam in, tl i.-dn J an 1 r sy witi
lier « a Ik.
\\ here h ivv \ o . ' e< n, gi >?”
'•niandi-d. au- e v y
“To link for th cows, fUlier."
‘ 1 »id y ou fi d ’i m?”
“No, f.*th. r ”
“I’ll gn myse’f.”
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