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Chapter NumberVI. (CONTINUED).
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Newspaper TitlePortland Guardian (Vic. : 1876 - 1953)
Trove TitleA Final Reckoning: A Tale of Bush Life in Australia
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A FINAL RECi ONINr.° &TALE OF fBUSH LIFE IN AUSTiEALt. By U. A. IIEXTY. CHIAPTEP. 1I. (Colfaxures). [he nett morning soon alter daybreak toe ti kyard boats began to row lonilot Iwith grey-coated convicts. Renben watched them as they came on hoard with a sort of fascination, with their cli osel cant hair, bullet heads, and cnl ftacs. Ailhoulu be had no doubt that the repulire eajoression wa due prtl to the close-cut hair. anJ ehard acs, and their hideous garbl, he could r_-ircely repressachudderae he looked at them. In some facs an expression of trutal ferocity was dominant, others had a shifty,. conning icnk- no less repulsive. There were a few goof. humonnredfaces,r.e or two es different from the others, that IReuben wondered whether thee wreinnocent rictims of circumatanres as he had sonearly been. Not till now dd hbe quite realise how grouat his escape had been. The thought that he might have had to erend the rest of his life harding with suchb men as thero made him feel almost sick, and he thanked God more fervently even than he had dlone when the verdict was returned whiich restored him to his liberty, that he had ten eared frnom such a fate. A hundred and eighty cnricts camero on board. They werea In charge of ten warden with loaded muskets, and an hour later a party of twenty marines under the charge of an officer also embarked. They were cn their wa out to join a ship in Austnralian waters, and were to aid the warders in keepin' the donrieti in goodl order. The wind being fronnrale, no time was lost after the marines had come on board. The moorings were east eo and ilts hoisted, and the Paramotta made her way against the tide to the mouth of the Medray, and there dropped her anchor to wait until the tide began to ebb, for the wind' wta so light that little would have been gained by an attempt to proceed at once. Sail was rnane again as soon as tide tared, and on fornig oat next mcrninr at daylight, for be ard not yet been aseirued to a watch, Ilenben found that the ship was lying at anchor in the Downs. Twro or three hours paetl. a "What are we doing here, lull " "We are waiting for the pasenger ; they are all oming on board here. I epeet that bid tugger you tese running out direct fcr us 'as got them on board. $$l wonderther didn't come on board whEoa we started," ILteuben said; "I should think it would have been plesooanter than coming all wa down to Dover by coa:." "So I should think, my lad t you see it ain't every time as a ship has tho luct we're had. It's a long job coming down to the Downs if the wind don't Esve; we might haver beenbeating about there at the mooth of theo Thames for a week:; so ycou see met of these 'longahore chaps like to send thir trays on board while the resel's in the docks, and thon to come down hers and atop till she cotcos round." SIna few minutes the lugger wau alcog-ide. the pangway was lowered, and the poasergrs h n to come on board. They were, as t!e il had said they would be, some tea in number. Thereo were sixL men, four ladies. anod -throse children, the latter not counting n egalar passenger. as they were stowed away in their pnrent' cabins. The c0uvicts who were on deck looked over the b,ulwarks an. cracked coarse jokes among themselves as the passenges ascended the gon;way. I:euoea nand that only one-third of the numcer wo-i allowedtodeck at once. Two suldirs pacedf up and down the deck on guard of the hatch way leading beluw, and two entries were potted at cthcr points. Anumberof small ot ea, bags, onts, and cloaks were handed up, and then the rope Was cast off, and the Insggr usde her way back to Vover, and the I'aroatta again got under anil. While they had ben waiting ths chief mite ba-f tal Rtulbten that, nre rding to the captain's orders, he .culd henceforth be in his watch. "As you are not regularly shipped as na sailor," the mate said. "the captain dose not rish you to go aloft unless by your own desire; but tbere will lho plenty of work for you to do on deck, hauling at the tracee, rubNlbing, and earn." "I hould be g1in to do my work with the rest." Ileulec atd, "as soon as I tel I crn be useful aloft. I was no two or three tioes yesterdaly, and hope Fin a few days to be quite acrottomel ito ii." "I have noticed you, my lid. aid you could not be in better hands than DJ'. lie us a capital sailor. anI asn he has taken to ouo an-I you aro williag to learo, you will te a us,-tnt hand before oe got to Sydney: and coon it you never go to sea ~.. in all your Ito. vou will tind thatyou have learned a srout deal that is use .Il on board the I'Paramtt." The tine weather which the I'aramatta had experienced so far r eedile left her. The aky grew ovrcrat, and the hind fmsvhea'd fast. and the tnet mnor.tng the shlip was stlaggronrig . under clse-reedle canras in the teeth of the south-westerly gale For the neot three ldays Reuben made no ad. Vance in seaanbhip, being prostrated with eeas0ck~ne. At lme he crep~t ont tinr~ Ibe 11castlc, and tried to lend a hand whenever he eaw a party of men hauling at a rape, but the motion of the ship was t grouat that ho mull i scarce keep his feet on the slippery desks, and at ist the mate ord:rot Lim to go ak to the I forecastle and remain thre until he rocovereo somewhat from his sickness. Ises yoas are no ,kulher, my lsh: lut you wll do no good an deck here, and are net us. likely to ge- a b heavy fal, and jerhba a nasty hart, so you had rsl lie offl till Jo get o0t0 your sickace."' ouoben was already dreuhel to the !hin by the spray, aol felt e weak that he was not Ssorry to ail himself of the mate's orders, ant i to tore in egon to hir bunk inu the fore fet lr On ths nortng of the fourth day he felt - himself again, and turned out. The golf ba-I alsoet blown itself nd5, tat the sea woe ciuy heavy. The freeb alr we-s dotie-totut to ltentwl after the oanfnvmesit ia the forecOele, and as his watch wase donick be at ones weot up to 13111 and asbeel him what he ce-lit do. I'Ghnd to see y~ou shoout epin, ylcuheo,' the asaboteant. "iou hoeskd aware. tune of sO titan moat. There is a lot of dalfeca otrese ate-i chars omeake h~if lad. cod some is neres Il flow the tnt. Well, there ain't nothing too dpat are-snt. hut just bold on and get to tesI J ourl'ege Don't yeaore' to go acrossthe deck a t the hande ace called annl(you sro aocusltne' toil. else yea wil get a full ton cectainty." rIs the tvIs neoaely eoc. bull~" "W *'5quite evr; don't yin see- that for yoanreel " wIt mesas Ia me to blow basal now. "Bglew hardl why, tha ain't a m.pfl of * lJ55 Ilk., best notwoeth 05Hir~aP if gl Iyou setoc ypa ss likatakaew whabt a tale is 1'uac sh be pdil.5aToniO~ ~'"llh hanhe

htn we south Of the Cape. The wind does bler there when it has made up its mind. at That's the place where they say as thehe!l.smal. lieuba1n laughed. ' I think ol the whale, bil, I would rather got to Sylene withoit meeting a storm like othar. This has L[n uite i the Toele's b as if ther y wIa j hnare knockedl it in." "Wait till eou have a gale i earnest. I uter leubel:aud you will know it then. Of rolurse it seelnod worea tou beo aoni rsey wer Slying there a'doino no'thfi and wa Wea : like with heaving yournell up. If you had een an deck iyou would hive seen as it was olthing worth talking about. Look at the rhip: verythiin 't its Ir1lac and ship->hape." S \ hya whath as beeme of the tall epr & tot, Iteubtn said, lookhig uu. "Oh, they were sent down 'when the wind freend," Bill said. " There ain't notihin i Sthaot. " \Where are the conricts, Dill" "Oh, they are ll batte ed down below," the suilor said carelesly. "'They only come up for an airing when the wCether is fine. Thte are e thie passengers; only. instead of pleas. irg themselnr themir ways ar ?harked out for them." "i arsr any of he ptucagers been up:" a? ao or tLre of the men hlra sborn and a al. It ain't her ntit voyaie, Irl bet. A pretty thing she i,b and aes troit as a mast. She's been on deck off an on ever since we started." Ths next morning tha sea moidraite greatly, and the wind hbaing gone round to the south. east, the IPanramtt made the most of it to get west a far as pouibll before turning her heai to the south. SThat's a slice of luck," Biil iHrdy said to Ileuben ; "there's nothiug like getting well off at tha start. With luck now we oughtn't to be the land tillwe miei the Cn pe." "B'et I woulfd rthelr r, the Inld, IBill. Wbest one its goiti, hil .'roe nt th. globr it is lhaante to toch at ]ot, , ti the way and to io't a gi ipse at foreign preplhes ,d w?nJ." A" T, I like a npro, on s!or»,' Dill negried " lrt aflr nl it dont n't long: aind wh-n ycu are near nml there's always the chlre tllnt tho wical may sbitround and you may tint your. t-s: .a2ei on a l- khore. The skipper cets annioua auil !h ialt(s out of temper, ndl if it does cct[e otn to blow hard from the wron. u"tr!er, t!,ere's nerer no ayTing what wviltcome '" N. nir lat, tthrI''s nothi::g like a good open -e. with no !ond swthin fire hunredm ile 01 you at least. The colst of Afric.a un't a l:rosiat reithtour. What with the low ehore, hihTh v i.u dFi'o t ' till ou a re pretty ni'h eCoie to them, what with tho current. and th.e clinzeiblo, vind3s, and the pnrcous b.ld look out thTre is if yoou do get cast ashore, I tell you the wider hrthe yoa gves it the hLtter." The noit mtnmiu g wae so fine and bright that all the pasenttrs were on deck, and after brtlkfast theword wail sed forward that the carpýn"tet waswantid. Ieuben found that he as wunted to nail s'me strips of wood on the florrof soine of the cabins to prevent the boIei fr-nm soai!tjo ,ut from under the berths when the Teesel ru!ie. As he woe at work at on- of the.e, a yourD lady came to the door of the cabin and uttered a little exclamation of sur. ireae at seeing lituben kneeling on the floor. Then. seeing what lie war doing she said : SOh, jou are thocarpcater, I suppose n " " Yes, miss." "I wish you would screw on torne legs I brou ht with me to han.g thirgs upom. Eerry. thing does get thrown ablont M when the ship'r rolling. Thee are in that trunk, if you will not mind pllin 'it out," luben pulledout the trunk. which the girl ypened, and after some n arch produced tall a dozen irca clothes pegs. She showd him where she wished them screwed on, and stood Ioaking on while he carried out her inu sractions. " Are yo te ship's carpeiter ?" "Ye, unll." "Yea sI m rery -young for a carpenter, don't you I" " I ar youn;," nenbcn replied smiling, " and this is my firt royage. Fortunately for mae, the hand who was engsied hart himself just as the vesoel was sailing, so I obtained the berth. So far it does nut appear that it is a ditlcalt one." The girl looked aothi a.ltccluriouilr. His ianner of tall and conrersation differd so much from she tsilonin general. " Are yo really a carpenter i" she asked. " Ycu don't look like a carpcnter." " Ye', I na rUlly a c.rpenter," Reuben answetrd : at least I am a mill.wright by trade. We ar a sort of alif and half between carpenter and smith. Is there anthine e te':" he askhe, as he finishcd s:rcewin the last scre-w. " o, nothin; e!sM, thaak you," the gFill answered; " that will do very nialy, and I am muach ob!igel to you." After finirhing his nrrk in the cans leaben rent forward. " Captain," the yo0ng ladl?' aid as she went up"n deck, "I have I en talking to that young -Irpea'tr of yours. Iam q uie iautere'to in him. Is; h roally a lrpenter? Ioa does not ta!' a bit like tatne "I boeli6e a's, 11ss Hude.n," the captain re plied. " t '.:st he I?ricctd at excellent teeti mnuhltfro':uhos!.,t ptoycr'rhonI ienaedhim. Of courw it niho iroot hare etn genunm. If therr Lad b1 , n ti.:I I should have made more inj':ir.s, but 1.t was wll. s;,okhel ard hal an earcst look nlout lin. lint, noeyoiimcntion it, I doa't krowr thit it is rvery wisletting him I:3 nto all the calins when I know so little abou t tim." "oh. I un-er thought of that!" the girl "I am sure he looks hbnest. It ras cnly btcouoe he spoke so well that I rntu-'antl it." " II.- w: to 'o a sharp young fellow," the reimarked., " n:t 1 ee that he has taken to g,,in a'.f: with ths rist of the crew already. tIe is an emia.rant rat.her tha: a sailar. or he hsb only shiipped for a pl-a;se. I dou't know whthor' he is go'ing to join a mnn out there: but if icnt, he is r:etainly voung to go out on his own :Ce:ount. I dU rot tiiunk he's mote than efihteetr.. Ifo laJks so youn he cannot hare c. ve I; all his time at his tre'." "I redly fieol ;iqiiti:lt-t<.in him, Captailt W'il'n,"'' the 'r said. turnig to a geoilman t ?.inIn by wh" had Lecn litee ing to the con. ee,"aM'i,. " I wish. if ytot ;-. an orppr:uCity, v.yo weu:l rCt into c'nvrnrti.n with this cta:rp cite: of urs an.l tn l out sameOt?ing abo.u "I will. iya like, ics II::dson: but I don't isup'o'-e th'r's cmuch t.i t!:d out, and what is he's not :hklv toa tell me. lro n wat 1 yea say I 'hcauld ",ts that helt had a bal l t:aftrr and hbi' rcn aray." "But the rcine til soal h'e atd good te'ti "As to tetitmOnd!," the 1 entleman caid, "nny,.le canro a!e a te.stu.oni. ." "tOrw sau0p. ?a are, Captain Wilson:" the "irl la'n"h;. l "Th t's the wore: oRi ing 1 l'i ice ofei'o nd tavint:g to do with criminals. You think whoCter yau eoco:e a'ros is a rolue ntil cu na.! out. ha is an hone-t m:in. Now I "hink'everyone n hconet till I ind him out to be I ".. y asy is the st.fest," tie ofger laughed. ' At nywrse. on boarJ this ahip there are .rve giu"e to each honest man." " Ah, but that's not a fair average," the girl obiected. "Of counre in the colony one has to heseareful, conilerin' g the t bhlf tf e shepherds and stockmen are coNvic's, and I mneetone that he natives are iearl all thieres; bat lhw couil t be otherwrie whoen England sends all its onues out to us? You see when froe labour *ets more abundant, and we can do without elovic's, the colonuits will pIroest against it." t " Yerylikelr they will." the oalcer agred: i ' but what is I:rnland to do it she has nowhero Sosend her rogue s i" "That is her buoine',," Miss HudL'on said are!lesly. "There is to reason why they hould I:; s.ored on to us. In the oIl timte when there we 1o0 cs Ionies ;niland ruainae t sometow, and I suypose she could do so, -agin." I"S;e manlngel in a ver s'hrt way," Captain , Wl.olsu said. "Sht hung them as fast aa she uuht them3. It did ilot mttter rmuch wat r he otieoce waus, whether stent.hng a loai or illing a nman, but sh eouldl hardly go back to ust ow.'' t "N No, ?h. cuula not," Msas hI; h!n agreed: h:tut I Ivn deu;lt ash can find somueting t isful for then to to, when sie has to keep them at home. DcI't you think so, cap. - "-d1 otreany she could" the captain ansr ered. "rerettinlf I were a in a lonclycolonist living a Iprt f tt'e country I should object to trans- ' krtatiCJ:, for, what with the n.tT?landbush- I rangers and bad character generally, no one e can iay their life is safe." " Oh, it's not so had as that, aptain !'" Miss I IIudson uid indignantlT. " You are giving the plasc a bad character." "IthinkCaptin WVilton will agree it's a trueone," the captain sil, uitig. '"Eh, Captain tfilson i' "Iam aifrd so," the tatter replied. " I tnow they keep me pretty' hulp. blower aItcr a year's hold y I mut not rumble if , tnod pltnty todo when Iget there." The Torse dow to the Cape was whesly unnseotful. The Paramsta was mst for. onato in her weathr, and beyond .trimming the talthe crew h 4 a very wey titae of it.

it Captain Wilson hid, as he promisedl Mts d. IlHudson, taken the opportunity when liReuhboen it was sitting idly on the deck of having a chat is with him, but he did not learn much in the course of the c iuresaticn. e, Your young catr'Ittr puodee me, Miss it Huodsone,'' tie said so her at dinier; "I.e it to certahinty an alt.getler eaceptionally well it spoken young fellow for his condition of life, ed but I ciu't quite make him out. I think that he has worked as a millWright; he spoke t. openly end without hesitation as to his twork, )f bout how it is he ehas thrown it up and emi e grated to Young I can't make out. Of courne h e caunnot have servedt his time, and yet tote. d how I don't think that he has run awy, from is the manner in which he spoke of his employer. a Ilehasnofriends whatever inthecolony,asfaras I could learn. I should say he has certainly . been fairly educated, and yet he seems, from his own account, tohere worked three or four d years at his trade. I certainly like the lad, a though I own that so far I mannot altogether make him out; perhaps I shall learn some. what more about him before we get to the end f tho voyager, and in that cast I will tell you p alltienw.'' Miss Hudson was the daughter of a wealthy fleck oe or, or, as hew. s .lldd, qu at of, a New South Wals. HIer father and mother were on board the ship with her. This was her fifth royage she hald gone out as a baby t with her parents and had returnlt to England 1 at the :re oft ten to be educated. When eighteen she htnt joined her mother andl father a in .Australia, and two years later hat come with them to Europe and had spent some months travelling on the continent. They were Snow on their war back to the colony. The t only othier single lady among the pie. Ssengers of the Paramatta was going oat undr thecharge of the captain to till a place as governes inn farmily inSydney. Miss FIurley [was somewhat quiet, but a friendship had naturally sprang up tetween her and Miss IHudson, as tht only two young women on boardl the chip: and the life and heigh spints of Sof the young colonist, and the musical alquire imerts of Siss Furler, helpd t ctr.ake the voyage pass pleeanttl for the pasengersrc in the Paromattl. Captain Wlason htd a good tenor voice, and tang well, andl one of the other poesetgere was ahla to furnish a Almost every evening, as the ship waes tunitng down the tropics nefore a gentle favouring breee, the sound of solo and glee cinging rose from the little latty gathered on the perp, and even thecoavicts ce deck frwardl ceased their talk and listened to thle strains. Although the psns ge hed teen a pleasant t onetheree wasageneral feelin of setlEsfaction when tiec shilp uropped her anchor in 'Tah!e t Biy. .1ost of the psategers went on shore at oncoto takeup their quarters at the hotel till she seaild again. The Captain pai that it would tlke at least a couple of days to tlt up I thewatcrtranksand take ina supply of fresh provteirons. Ontt the afternroon of the ee.'rnd day Iteuten asked permision of the first mate to go ashore for afew hours. 'Certainly, Whitney," the officer aid; "you have proved a very tseful hand on the way out, which is more than most do who work theirpassatge. Nine out of ten ofat them are not worth their salt, to say nothing of the rest of their rations. You etran stay an shore to-night if you like, but you must come off eirly in the morning; we hope to get away in gootitime." On landing, Reuben was much struck with the variety of the In the streets of Cape Town were men of many tyltoc. Ilere was the English merchant and man of tLoelinese looking and dressing just as he woul tat home. Namee I over the shop doors were for the most at Dutch, as was Ibe ppecarance of the majority of the rwhite men n the streets. utch farmers in broad hats and homespun garments, mounted on rough Pnies, clstteredi along through the streets. The manual work was for the most part done by swarthy satires, while among thie crowd were numbers of Malays, wita dark olive kins, small eyes, and jot black hair, their women being arrayed in ~rery shade of gaudy colour. For same time hteubhe wandered abourt the t streets, greatly amnued at all he saw. To wanrds ecing he turned his face towards the sea, as he had no wish to avail himself of the permision given him to sleep on shore. Presentr he encountered lMis Haidn and Miss Furley walking the other way. The t former nodded hrightly, fcr she ,had several times spoken to IReuhben since their erst aequaintanceheip. Reuben touched his hat and proceeded on his way. He had gone bh.ta few I yards when he heard a loud cry, and every. one darted suddenly into sheps or round corners. Laoking rournd in surprise Reuben saw what had causel thea movement. A Malay, with his Ickg hair streaming down his thoulters was rushing down the street, ginag vent to terrible yells; in his hand he held a creae, with which, just as Iteuben ltooked round, he cut down a natirve who had triet too late to make his eocaoe. The two nglish girls, confused Aod alarmed at the uddnca outburst, and unatle, until too late, to corl rehend thecause of it, stood alone in the mitle cf the street, and. te)o territed now to more, clung to each other. regardless of the sheats to tty raised by people at the windows and doors. The Malay, with a howl of exctltaion, made at them witc uplifted crease. RIeuen sprang forward, pssede the tarriici weoen when the Malay wea within four tacts of them, and threw himselef with all hi, force upon him. The Malay, whosce eyes were fud upon the ladis., was taken by surprise by the assault, and his crease had not time to fall when Reuben sprang upra him. The shotk threw both to the ground eteuen. as he fell, throwing both arms round his adversary. The Malay struggled furiously, and the combatants rolledorerand over on the ground. Stronea tReulen wa , the t frenzy of the Malay gave him greater power, and the lad felt he rould not lone retain his grip of the arm with which the Malay strove to use his crease. Help, howeere, was not t full force down on tIehead athe e ta tay. The latter's limbs at once related, and Reuben eprang to his feet breathless, bat not scrioucly hurmed, although the blood was frclyg lowing fromta me slight wonds tbe had received from tho MaCen's sheare dwedh heapon. ChIAPTEI111II-Gr-rrr-' r Ac lIeuohn Icoke-f rount e upon gaininr his feet, he can Mice tfud'on tandinn by the side of hcr co*=pa.oni, wto had fallen fainting te the crnorud. Mr. lIdt 'n and Ca-teinn iltson, runerirn at theirfull eleed were w'thin a fet pa.soifth' girl. Tl- hlr oncrl a shop, to ma ie a purcll t e wi!e .teludiw es lled en. anrd altoiugh they had rcthed oet on hearing the alarm, thyr cure too for oil to render as-c tiniac~ und tm'ote:t to help, lead trer with, h~orror tt~etert~ihe douth which threat~ne~d the ladie·. a lra ecet Itudeon hod net utiteret a wed froma the merent aleeti the Mslac rushel down uelon them, but sc her father cmot up hek e turr'cd rou:id and Lurst into torts te he cdered her in tie ams. t Arceda neit taentcoa that the Malay tat nori longer denyerous the peupte jaoured out at'i from the fouco ant vole. b It ats no very untuiat thing in CaYp Toten for the adins to ron amnc k. and marty of thoco ile teh Ftrees hoerried c in the directio from teice the man hal cs-a to in uire hoer mrane victims hel feller to his dedtly cree, and tot see whelenr nr iriends erw awon ng them. On the Malay himeelf no one epoce. a monceet's attention: a cooand treineadnoutow with the pol;eeman't club had dnehol cut his s hreina, for atesys ronnine amuck were sltars killed upon the epot, tartly iee urder to cave fur ther treoutle with them, puerly to etrike terror into others. Ma0ny of the bhstndert gathered round liei hen, rtrend him by tie tund.t. parneg him on the shoulder. and pruiinag him for the caurage with which he hat fre't the maddened cavage. A tinato later Mr. Iudton forcee his way through ft taie crwol. Mics Purhty hod clrsady hoen uted en-i carried unto s chop. tin ia with her, my dear," Mr. Iudsca h eill to his daughter: "I will Friar him to you dirnetly. ty rare follow !"be earlaimed ac he made his was to ilnter and gruepo his hand, d '*how can I tiehaik you for csaing me child's life? It -e'net to us thatshewailost,and that tnothirg c uld sane her, wecn we exw you amb pseather ari throwcoure,1u I aured n~n d the tadunn. it am a noble teed, itoloe as You inc not hedly tiO,:te I hello,' ho? aedlt. e le he tot the ilood streamiheg down Ileuber's facet and aria. -n Xolhirg to elo*k of, or," ttethen ropl;ed. " at least, I thi not; I feel rather iuewr from thhs hew of tlnol. I hadi ttter get myself 1 bendsgre up."' And indeed Itenbnoasw turning v aern pale, partly frera the relnaxtion of the tetlioa of the strga'le, partly, as he said, from tees f blood, a 1i Stand hak t" Mr. Hudson cried: don't 1eresno a him, the tad is nearly fainting. One of yoaleeln me get him into a esioti. \ere is the naca(e surgeon to he found -', I1 ata as st mach cc tIus could do to walk icruoethe street, ailed tey iiis two sujpertors. A suraggasslu of Cape strofe. as the antircs spirit isldied, aid wator rented him same. Il what. It tas some minates before a sargeno ansd o r erstoe had been terrbly ,rried fo filded by she hfctay en has - cours, and the sargeons near wer bdly cm. * ra seerisu, t tha surgeon sa i4

s soon as be earuined Steuben's wounds; " very a different affairs firom those 1 Lavejustcome It from." e " I had hold of his haul," l:euben sail, " so that he couldn't strike: ther are only cuts ie Smade in trying to get his ar:: free." I" That on your arm will not troulle you, though it has bled pretty freely; the one down your face is fortunately of no great cnuse. t quence except that it has cit down to the bone on the brow and check. It it had been an inch further back it would have severed the temn. loral artery. You have hod a narrow escape of it. As it iv, you will get off with a scar swhich may last for some time, but as it is an Shonourable one perhaps you worn't so much care. nHowever. I w:ll bring it together as well as I can, and stitch it up, and it may not ashow much." The wound was sewn up and then bandasel as was that on the ar-n, the other and slig8 r wounds were simply drawn together by slips of plaster. When all was done, Reuben said to Mr. Hudson: "I shall io very well now, sir. Ia n sure you must wish to go to Miss Hudson. I will sit here a bit longer and then goon board the ship." "You will do nothing of the kind," Mr. Hudson said. "I have just sent for a vehicle, and you will cone to the hotel and get into bed at once. You are not tit to stand now, but I hope a gteed night's test will do you good." Iteuben would have protested, but at this to ment a rehicle arrived at the door, and with it Captain Wilson entered. "1 have just taken your daughter adn Mise I'urlev to the hotel, Hudson." he said. "They are both greatly shaken. and no wonder. So I thought it better to see them backbefore coming in to bshake hands with our gallant youngfriend here." " Se has lost a good deal of blood, Wilson. and I am just taking him rff to get him to bed in the hotel. So we won't do any thanking till the morning," Mr. Hurdson said, seeing that lteuben's lip quivered, and he was incapable of bearing any flrther exciterunt. " Do you take one of his arms and I will take the other, and get him into that trap." A quarter of an hour later Iteubenu was in bed at the hotel. Mr. IHudason brought him up a asinu of clear soup: having drunk this he turned over, and was in a tvery few minutes asleep. The capt-ain ntd most of the other paoengers tere at the samne hotel. and there was great rxcitrrenot bwhen the niews nrriveilof theter sihl' dalge- r the twao gis hbd run. Mrs. Hiudscn had from her early lifateen accustomed to cnrer-tliens. nend the insant the girls arrived she took them up to the sot they sharedi be tween them, and insistel ulon their goingo at once to bed,. after partakingaiof a cuput tea. "What am I to do for this younz fellow, Wilson'" Mr. Tihucon aketi, h' baring seen his patient comfortably in bet. he returned downotairs and took a seat in the verandah by ,is felwlow-poseriger. "I cre Francesslifeto him, and there isnothingl woulldn't do forhim. The question is what One does not like to ofler money to a man for such a service as this." "No." Mr. Wilson agreed, " especially in his case. The young feiluw aprriears to me very touch above hi conditionti. Your dunghterfirst pointed it out to ame, and I hare since chatted with him several times, sad hnd himr a verny superior young fellow. C rtaintly his ednca tion has been very different from ihat of most menin his condition of life, and I should have I taken him for a gentloeman who had got into some sn.ape and ran away, had it not been that he seems to bare been regularly apprenticed to his trade. Still there is sometl:cg a little mysterious about him. I aked him cLasually what part of the coutry he can.e from. He hesitated a moment and thn said, ' Fronm the south of Ergilanl.' Of rourse I did tinot ask any further qacstionc, as it was clear he did not care about naming the precise locality, or he would not have given so vague an aewer. I feel as deeply indebted to him as rcu do." Mr. Hudson nodded. Only' the evening before arriving at Cape Town Clapain Wilson had spoken to him on the tratter of hist affec tion for his daughter, and had anked his ter misaicon to speak to Franes. They had known each other in the colony, tut had not been intimate until thrown together on -card the Paramatta. Seeing that she was an only child, and that her father was considered one of the wealthiest squatters in the colonyr, Captain Wilson had feaced that lr. Iodsen would not approve of him as a suitor, ando hadI therefore breached the subject to him lbetre speaking to her. Mr. Iudson, however, LaI raied no objection. "You have taken a manly andprper course in epeaking to me list," he dsid; " jnost should have expected from you. I own that with the fortune the girl will have some day, I hare always looked for her masking what the call a good match and settling down in the old country; bat I may tell you that while she has been in Europe she has had several oppor tunitios of so doing if she would have taken them. She did not think fit to do so, and I hare always made up my mind not to 'ninessee her in any way, providing she didn't $s her a choice upon one whose character diapprved, Certainly I have no reasons for so ngin the 1 present case. Your character stands high in the colony. and persoulln. as Yeu are well aware, I like yea exceedingly. What Ftaisasi feelings in the matter ate I have aosmuns of knowing. There is an daabt she likes yen, beth e ts anything muse it iefor yea tos fnat ot. You will have plenty of time between this and Sydney. Amybhw, you have my hearty p I prval ofd yun wooing. thi - selves, yot know, yon mast net expect at first any very ceecial approval on the part of her t mother. She bai an idea, yen know, that 'ramces would marry a duke at eat, and an otter from a priae of the bleood wol not havesurprie s her. It is a great dipappoint meat to her that she shoald have retureed an married, and she has already been taling to 1 me about eur returning to Ensland in another I c ouple of eau. So she wit not take qrite I kan's to t at first; bt yo maustn't minde that,' Fondof nFrancesssbelsbewill seonem eomeround itshee finids that te ginl's hppif e 1 is really eoaernes in the marner. Tat. myh advice had den't pooh it till w getnearthe endf theI oyled IfFaicase says ehnsrhtle ths sorteofgrl tostick toilit ad e I am writh von uyemay heqaitaie t itwrilteamee ight in 'heaIngran; betwe. might net hare taver plesanct time oit fleing th e r mainader ot 1 ravage, you knowswod at taulaCht hate gonis ao aleagss f th it waeelt be a pitto speil thoL" Thusit as that Mr, rudgon nodded when the yoeug eilsee of there esablanysaid that w his indebtedness to eubme was equal to his Yes," hel idifit b adbeCn e of the I slaice I neld hare sIe the matter ight bi dsrawngr abi chseus. and I shouhda thaws i cared how big. but with Ibis young Inlow I do not quitse myrway. lowever, I w rll hIt the reepoasibibty by leasing the mater t in fratacess hadss-a omen re much better hondat th uinos tiltuisert that oreqabinet it tuchthalnwearc. IdonIo btwonderther I and t~Es Fanfricy ate shaken- I feel hken nelf. I shall never forget that saene, sno d the t wo gir stanaing thern and that wild Ma!aroshin g at them. r Itry lg seeled to k~erav nuder me, aol3 I thoaght I should b-aves befacado w n." "I fell bud mr-aol!, ale," Captain Wllioon( cail-I "Ihansoeueh iuswmetaugh flglatewth htl.~r-ar~.'icohrs oral avsbu I never lad that I urtht feelinga befure. Gte ran, bat one felt it warsi taeo running, as nhl mast a over btfore I we outld el a there. When it wan user I fell anr weak an a Chit In."r d on't lr t us talk our more about it," Mrh loudo srl ric l og "i ala:b whether I amll "e nw-nuk ofr erp now; an-I aon sore I ciarcdtif we go ria taling anst wore labt it. Lu' us tat.' a inca an d av:a stat glues of beru tr cod ira:rr otter-war-its 00rautte our hener-roe b uosor lagin." Tio e ssc o 'ors tai l rthe la tdiatta r~n oup eusria lb vmiacg for the srtun eec to Isil no 1 nie lutearle as t'et wer ter BIoun ast on- fare Sheu, and eott 3.r Iltoi itellakri g about tat a as ha booe clt. Ie e wasn' ioi.-t'tt ho ha d n're'Iy r foto otfe the iti. a The too grane I th lackt pate Iha c thE Ie canasito to th-ia car-to biufbutet. lotr do - ore in howerr thort cgv heal sreleptgwell.n thnou r-d'-'t erse uttyn, o-I. to CeO up nor re"W br-lanton Iud on sot-I in reply to her I far' e es re or-hsr too heir olt'cats toe. "1 hl tr.Te al otta te hales, at sr-a ntll aolls; t I s o f rur-e it is octy r trlgt 01 1 fr t o rine v in ta-lijeosoutSi b.' talc after'oircC throush such a nrct;: adve 1.0 newes or r ac hot 00o moOl lotus tatl atbout it," she surf wn a us rif -. S fo t ashcudlake o~tto bs at or 'ttanhb u at it cram fe nin siecottls bO Iou lset ova a ad. that twa' 1luckY hontus I wul n t afraid of oild cattle. ucitr er v efr-i if the natives I or bueroftmee, hot I an e re I canno t lay 1 clam ta any steciat oumrawe in foeures for no one in nb e rtld could fe'-l m'ro fnghtlenrd than I didysoterday. I W\elt, my dour, yoe. wr nra ovornon than Si aanvne etee, foreerrryote rlce bulta' at the 6tet alarm. The way that sre-c: was cleareal waosI samethinponrelhoi.5' a1. " Tee dadl: butt w as too friet~enet bo ron. S;ot that it wa~uld have been auy use if I hall, for be was cl-one to us before we hncw what wao the 'natte', anal (Itt catd base sean I don't think ltEn rcould.' "N o, indeed," Mass Furtey said. "' I bad I no idea of caning, and evna bid there beets plenfty ef~ur~timlnuereoo not has'. gal ba ontelttway * Semehawl stonedtolose la l .t

]rower to more. Ibad just shut my eyes and thoughtitwasalloverwhenthere wasashoutand arush and I saw the Malay roll over, and then I madle a snatchat Frances and rolled over too." "It was a tern!te moment," Mr. IHudson said. "But I gree with Frances that it is letter fur you to tryand think nothing more ao.ut it until you have perfectly recovered your health andepirits." SI hear, dad, that the young man thatseaved us has goneon board ship. I aske4 directly I Was up, heane I wanted to seehim." "And I erpeect, my dear, that be slipped away becauso he didn't ant to seeyou. It sounds rude, doesn't it hbut I can perfectly understand it" " So can I," the girl aZreed. " IhdJon see him this morning " "No, my dear. I came down-stairs only a minute or two before you did, and then found thathe was gone." " have you thought over what you are going to do, dad,forbin r" " Wilson and I have talked it over, Frances, but at pIresent we don't see aour way. It is too serious a matter to make up our minds in a hurry. Your mother is in favour of givinghim a handoet present, but I don't thiuk myself that that would do. Men who will do sob deeds as that are not the tortof men to be paid by money." "Oh, no, dad! surely not that. Any other possible way, but not money." "No, my dear, so I thought. I have chatted it over with Wilson, and we have agreed that the best plaa is to leave it entrely in your hands." "I will think it over, dad." the girl said gravely. "It is serious thin;. We owe him our lives, and the least we can do is not to hurt his feelings by the way in which we try to show our gratitude." Reuben had slept well, and on waking soon after daylight jumped at once out of bed, and was glad to feel that, eacept for a certain amount of weakness in the legs and stiffness in his wounds, he was all right again. He dressed quietly, and as roon as he beard persons morving about in the hotel, made his way down to the shore and sat down there to wait for a boat from the Ehip, which was lying some distance out, and would, he was sure, ho send. ing off early, as there would le many things to bring on borard before she sailel. It was not long before he saw the men descending the gangway to the boat alongside, which was soon rowing towards the shore. As she approached. Ileuben saw the steward dhd first mate sitting in the stern seats, and when theotirer jumped asEhorehiseye fell on Reuben. "Ab, Whitney," he aid,"I am glad to see you about. When the captain came off lnt eight he told me all about your gallant rescue of the two ladies. I am sorry to see you ban daged uo so much. The captain said youn had some unsy rulets, but I didn't think they were so bad." They are nothing to speak bhoot, sir," Reuben replied, "althboegh you would think so from seeing those bandagres all over one side of the fareand arm in a slinga ; but they are no great depth, and don't hbrt to speak of. Tey were clean carts iith a sharp edge, and ont hurt half as much as many a knock I have had with a hammer." Well, we all feel proud of yo, my lad. It isn't everyone who would face 4 3Mlay nnning amuck wthbout weapons, I can fell ya. "I think as English sailor woald do so, sir, if he saw the lay rushing down upon two ladies. There was no time to think aboot danger one way or the other. The only thing to be done was to rush at him, and so Irushed, as any one else would have done." " Ah. it's all very well to say so, Whitney, but I hare my doubts about every one else tushing. However, I mustn't stand talking about it nown, as have my hands full of work. The sooner You get on board the ship the better. Ro Whitney back to thesklplidt, at came back a-sin to amn hoera time. o of the things wlti'te down here before that" leuben stepped into the boat, which at oncea pushed o. The men rowed asily, for they were annions to hear the particolars of the report which had circulated throungb the ship. I Bit Hardy was rowing the stroke oar, and did the questioning. ' on may try to make little of it," he said, " but Itelt you, Reubeo, it were a right down 1 good thing-a thing any man would have right 1 tobeproudof. Whatdloyousay,matess There was a general chorns of '' Ay, sy." "Itook you in hand when you ceae on board, young on," Bill went on, "and I looksupon yo a m chic and IWllyou I fed proud on yo. , I feltture you would tarnp out a good n some day, but I didn't look to seeiteoqok. Inoaos' The boat ran up alonsde the gangway, and Roten ws soon on de. He was there met Who h~had sa theboat hytheen wjhohadjustooat e5 putos5 rowed a gade. He shook Reuben's and heartily. "TY areasSneyos g fellow, Whitaey,and your mother, iy f wonbae ene, ought to be proud of you: I abould be if you wee a son of mine. It was alucky day fors all wh I yohippd u on board the Paramatt, for it , wo have been a heavy day for as if those two young ladies had been killed b thatI madman yesterdTay. You look pale, Iad, as much as one can see of you, and you wll hare toliebforabit. lhearyoulatsagreatdeal of blod. Stbewardm, bring another cap of 1 cocawtithmine,a largs one, anipaplentyof n milk in," Thes captain insisted on Ibeaobea coming to his cabin to drisk hds o000. "TYou had best knock off your allowance of spiitatill your wounds hare beed up, lad I I will tell the second mate to serve you out port 1 wine instead." Benben now went forward feelingeryamoch the better for the cocoa. He aganhadto receivethehearty congratuationsof the men, 1 ad then, rather to sap t this than beansebhefelt be needed it, he tmurned into 1 his nk, and was s0oo .onldad p. Threel ] hoars later he was awakened by the tramp of t men oqeehead, ad knew that they were lorf tsgthe asoehorchain and preparing to bef. Golaguat ontotbh e deck be herthat the nousee had been dropped and the top sails ] werelyaloose intheir gstekets. The eow re ringing meily as they worked the apetan. Thnce! the boabrtesusdyb~on$ oo theav~itssedtwo logs boats woes banging offthepsasngers end wer lready within a huandred youths ofth hip, while the remain- I toll ship's boat, writh the stesrunds rowded wethfmrrs tores wasottsrhort way belted I them. As soon as the passengers wore op t and the shore boats had left she came along. a side. s' lookonthe flls aton," the Lrst mate C ordered, "aedren hrup asheis. Too can get the othioota ftearwdi." The anhor was by thin time under the t fot. s'Upwithit, Iat!!" and the silors again t artoted at ll spd on the e. Thejie out nd baced, aneb the Parmta began to stealthronghthe water agein for the second :to~ocf r~oysge sIr. Rtin~ maid his the ship w scrceylander ybwen Ienben, who was gaingp oerthe holwarkat th chr, felt a hand laid onbi shoulder. 'How are yea to-day, teoben; Ietter, I hopeb It watoohadofyou toran ofinthat way thia morning." I am all rght now, thank so, sr,e" Iteaen answered. "i felt jaut a little shaky at fleet, but the captna case me a cap of cocoa when I came on boar, and Ifslnow as "Oh, aonwase.X r e 0ecamd "yeO" mato'C~ Chinkef work far daylsyso Ko. ou must come aft with in. My danghter and dios Furley ara moot anoioes toseeyou,anday wife, too, is longang to add her thank to mine." Y ou are ver good, sir, but really I woald rather not if you -dtexcuse me. It is herrid tying theunk- and made a fuss about just eczauae, on the spur of the moment, ons did tee's duty." " Thst's all ery well, Reaben, btutyoseeit woultan't be fair to try daagh'er. 11 anyone did you a great service yoa would want to thank them, would you not0 I " Yes, I sapoese s, sir," Reuben answered r'cottant.'y; "but really I hate it" " I can underotatotyour feelings, my lad. bot oo tUost make up your mind to do it. Whent avyr no luts others unnder a csot obligation to him ho most sub it to be thanked, lowerer touth he marsnehirrk from it. Come along, it writ not heaery dtealutl.' ileutren sow that there wao no carting out of it, at fotlrweI Mr. lludson along tho drc-k, fteeIn, horevoer, more aehamed and unvomnfcrtabl" eon than be did when standing in the dok as a crimuial. Captian WIen walktrd h ocidte him: hitherto he had not spehen, but he now lIt h:e hand quietly open tenben's hlonlder. "My lur"d, he said. -' I am not a man to tak mach, bht btlieve me that henceorthlI an your friend for life." Iloben looked up with a little smile which showed thabtherntatoar. lie bnad often, in. deed, setchor the young otler and Miss Iludeon together, nrc had guvo'd that they were more than mere aoqraitaroes.. Tepaeserngens wore, with the soorplicn of the three ladies, all gathered on the ponp'. Bat Frannee haa preposed to her mother Chat thoy should see Reuben in the cat-in alone, as she fe:t that it would be a severo onlrel to the lad to be I p abliety thankert Captain Wilson nsc'rded to the poop and joined the cthota there, whte Mr. C

I Rdson went lnelnto the cabin. The three I ladies were awaiting him there. Frances came forward first The tears were standingin her eyes. S"You have saved my life," she said softly, "at the risk of your own, sad lI thank you with Sall myheart, notonly for my own sake but for that of my father and mother, who would hare been childless to-day had it not been for you." "Ineed no thanks, Miss Hudson," Reuben said quoietly; his shyness had left him as he en tered the cablin. "It willll my life be asource of pleamsure and gratification tome that I have been able to have been of service to so bright and kind a lady." "Il am not les gratefuaal,"M Fiarley said. advancing also. "I ihall ever forget that dreadful moment, and the feelingwhich darted through my mind as you rushed pst uas and threw ourself upon hiun. and I felt that I was tared almost by a miracle." "And you must accept my thanks also,"Mrs. IHudson said-" the thanks of a mother whose child you have saved from so dredful amdeatb. Believe me that there is nothing that my has. Land or myself would not do to show how deeply and sincerely we are grateful toyo." r. HIudson, inadeed, felt rather aggrieved that she could not at oncetakssome activeeteps towards rewarding the young man for esnag her daughter's life, and she had bee un e to understand the scruples of her husband and dauobter on the subject It wars only, indeed, at their urgent enL-eaty that she had gien way on this point. "I call it monstrous, Frances," she said, almost angrily; "of course the young man will expeci something more sabstantial than words. It is only natural that we should reward him for preserving our life, and it would-be a crime if we didn'tdoso. Of cnuse he didn't do it for money at the time, but it is sabrd to suppose that a young carpenter like thia working his way out on board a ship, will object to receive a handsome present for lch service as this. Or feelinghavre a right tobe considered as wellahi, and anice thingitwill be for people to say that alph do and his wif were rso stingy and ungrateful ttat they did nothing for the lad who had saved their daughter's life." "There is no fear of their saying that, mother, everyone in the colony knows that therearanomoreopen-hesdedpeople n new South Wales thanyon and my father Besides, I donot sy that we are to do nothing for him; on the ntrI aree with you thatit would be wrong ndoedif we did not. I cslyasy, pleare don't let there be a word sid about reward now. Let us thank him as use would thanka gentleman who had dome him a grest service. "Of courseI wildo as your father wishes Franc, but I all itnoansese. If he rsee a gentlemen it would, of course, be different; but he is ayooag a-penter, and, though you wou't see it, that seams to me to make all the difference." "From what I have aen of him, mother," Frances persisted, "Iam sure that be has the feelings of a gentleman evren if he is not one by Mbrth, abouat which I am ot acertain. Anybhow, I am much obliged to You for letting me have oy own way." "Yea always do hrve your own way, Franoces," her mother laughed. "You get ron our father rt and then you come to mse, nd aI do inst the tw of yoe" Reuben briefly answered Mis Fauluy and Mrs. Hudson, and Mr. Hudson, feeling that the lsad would rather getover the scene as soon asuoss'ble, dipped his arm through his and o"Now. Reuben,you mustjustncome upfor a mnate on the poop. Theotter passengers are all waiting to abaskeyou by the band, and they would not forRiven meif I we to let you run ow,aslkoe yosarewantingtodo, withouta word." Accordingly Reuben was taken up to the poop, where the passengers all shook bands with-him and congratulated him upon his ow,eI sp I can goeir." e said with amail to Mr. Hudsoanwh this war over. '" sTyyou an egoo now," Mr. Hudooarnghed. "Mat younrg tedloies at your would be glad of an opportunity for figring as a hero but you tak as if it was one of the mostpsinfal busines ses Irnnisable. "Anyhow, a glad it's over, Mr. Hodon, Ican sosure you: anl now I think I will tarn in again. Coidering what a mlght I had I fati wonderfally ae" It was not until sun was setting that Reubenaappered aasinon deck. Shortlyafter bedido Ceaplain Wllsonatrolledup to thepice where he wan etanding. Iwish, Reuben. he said, after a few re marks on other subjects, "that you would tell me a little more about yourself. You under stand that I do not ask from mere inquisitve use; bt after what has happn ed, yosee, we seerm to have got dto cloe remionsahp with each other, and if I knew more about you I enould the easier se in what way I could most really be usefttoyou out there. Are yon what ran appear to be"' "I am. indeed," Reuben replied with a smile. "Myhistry isaveryasmplnone. My fatherwa a millerwitha good business, and, t up to the age of tent itdid notappear that I shouldeser beworkingras a caftran foruny ig. nhap at that time my father lippedone mgt. into the mill-pond and was drowned, and when his affairs came to be I wa pit was fotund that he had spelated dis in wheat, and that after paying ad claims, there was nothing left. My mother took a Uttle rillage shop and I went to the I rinsgs school. At rst I think I did not work very hard, but, fortunately, threr was a change in mster, andthe new one turnedt i one of the besat friends a boy ever had. Ie * pushed me on greatly. and whten I was oap prnced to a millwrght be urged me to con- i tionue my education by wyking of an evening. Istuck toit bard, and with his help larca, therefore, a good deal more than Gas anal ia my station of life. My mother was always particular aut mn speaking, and, what with that and the book;;, 1 sppose 1 talk better than they generally' day I Aud iyour motheralvei'" "Yea, esir" "lBut ho cameyon to think of emigrating a at ourage. hen, ideed. you cannot hare ervendyoo fulltimet" "That, sir," Reuben mid gravely, "I can not tellyon. Some dry. pnerhal, if you care toknow, I maybrin gmyself to doo. Imaev say that it was a serious matter, but thai I vIs really in no way to blame, whatever people may think. M conscience in abeolatelv clear, and retI would rather that the story, which I left England to escape, sholat not be known to anyone." "Idonot aektoknowfrrther, Relben. I think I kn esoughe of ou to be rfectly euro that you would do nothing thai was wrongia·nd lam perfctlywiliogC to take your v smhcrta Hor am gldrd tha youhavrtoldme anchasyo hare. 'hour early retring, your mother's care, and the edouction yea have had perfectly amont for what seemed roge about you'befere. Tou have no objecrite. I hope, to myr repenting vorsoaryrto~r. Hudson, whol sra mch in ted e you as I am. And now another thing. Iksow thetit is paindlto him that o** towhorm e isso indetted ehould be for ward here in theforecestle instead of being in theaLin. ewasa friid of hurtiugnn fatlrnnh yapeakinetnyou ahout tl taut kiesthai it ouyol he a reat ralief and pleauore to b~s m andrs Hadson if you would allow them to make an arrangement with the eaptain that, for the remainder of she recage. you ahouldbe apeisege." "La muchobliged tothem." Benbn said quietly: "but Ieould notthiak ofasccepting ach aidfer. Iam working esy w actin dependently, sir, and lowe no ens anything. Isis tvLlyenmjoyeng the passage and sofar theeehebennoherrdshsp worth spekag noL Evenputlingasidetho fsct that! should not like toacpt an obligation which would to s oan. ok like a pagmet for the aenvirelwafoctunatee a o lobe able to render to Mr. Hudson. Iihould feel ot of my lement. Ilam very aomfortable sad get on very wellwith themea, whi in th cain I ahoald feel siran eand out ae place." sI don't thins you would seeaout eflalace anmhere, Reuben. yo onefronm your manner and courersation lould judge you to be other wisethen a eutleman by birth. while there are reteral of the passengers aft whose talk and rethode of expression are by no means up to the levelofoa.-r'." 1a slould feel uncomfortable myself," Ileuben vaid,l "erv if I didn't make otheg peoplpe rromfortlble. So I think that, with £l1 Ertitude for the offer. I would very much rother remain asIau . Accustomed Ihave been to hnrei work during my apprentesbhip, tto life here apppas to be ecneedingly cory." Thean se will soy co more shoot it" Csp tsin Waloen said. " It world bare been a llea'ore toll to roe and the Hudson' to have von aft. ano I sno core ecu would be will rn reinred toall thr c.WnG 7 5co$g Ol.HeCeC. as yo Ithik sot wjould act h- ccmnifot.blo. we will let th4 attler drop. However, u to your were in th- colo;. noe wait hrve a 0a0 in that, and I bope tsat TeLn I thec'octlm cedenstard scar wi'bos weedall hBabkv to help you1 fo)rwn~afhere." Far tert I shall l entoseno oh~iiid. sir. I It wcold twa goNet thinr indredeffor aetrne en luniac t Lss gratntl'en redsa to sEisI cod pnuhh1mft.'War'. This u so t :to,nnd is,

of conme, still more the a46e io i stral; country. I am ery anxioust to it on, and am ready to work my hardest to deserve any kindomess that may be hown me." " Well, we shall have plenty of time to lbthink it over before we arinve. I fancy," Cap tain Wilson went on, looking upwruds at the sy, "'that our wonderful run of gol ltuk with regard to theweatber is likely to end shortly, and that we are in for a gale." "Doyon think so, irr?" "Idoindeed: and if we dto get a gale, it is lely to be a serious one. he Cape, y know, wasmuchfeared for its terrible storms by the Portuguese, and it bas kept p its rep.o ttior cr since. I think it s gog to ave us a taste of its quality." (ro a CDMzrnEn.)