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him—the captain pressed his
blotting-paper over the wet ink, and put away the book with the air of a man who
had done a virtuous action, and who was above boasting about it.
"Excuse me for leaving you
abruptly," he said. "Time is of importance; I must make sure of the chaise. If
Mrs. Wragge comes in tell her nothing—she is not sharp enough to be trusted. If
she presumes to ask questions extinguish her immediately. You have only to be
loud. Pray take my authority into your own hands, and be as loud with Mrs.
Wragge as I am!" He snatched up his tall hat, bowed, smiled, and tripped out of
Sensible of little else but of
the relief of being alone, feeling no more distinct impression than the vague
sense of some serious change having taken place in herself and her position,
Magdalen let the events of the morning come and go like shadows on her mind, and
waited wearily for what the day might bring forth. After the lapse of some time
the door opened softly. The giant figure of Mrs. Wragge stalked into the room,
and stopped opposite Magdalen in solemn astonishment.
"Where are your Things?" asked
Mrs. Wragge, with a burst of incontrollable anxiety.
"I've been up stairs looking in
your drawers. Where are your night-gowns and night-caps? and your petticoats and
stockings? and your hair-pins and bear's grease, and all the rest of it?"
"My luggage is left at the
railway-station," said Magdalen.
Mrs. Wragge's moon-face
brightened dimly. The ineradicable female instinct of Curiosity tried to sparkle
in her faded blue eyes—flickered piteously—and died out.
"How much luggage?" she asked,
confidentially. "The captain's gone out. Let's go and get it!"
"Mrs. Wragge!" cried a terrible
voice at the door.
For the first time in Magdalen's
experience Mrs. Wragge was deaf to the customary stimulant. She actually
ventured on a feeble remonstrance in the presence of her husband.
"Oh, do let her have her Things!"
pleaded Mrs. Wragge. "Oh, poor soul, do let her have her Things!"
The captain's inexorable
forefinger pointed to a corner of the room—dropped slowly as his wife retired
before it, and suddenly stopped at the region of her shoes.
"Do I hear a clapping on the
floor!" exclaimed Captain Wragge, with an expression of horror. "Yes, I do. Down
at heel again! The left shoe this time. Pull it up, Mrs. Wragge, pull it up! The
chaise will be here to-morrow morning at nine o'clock," he continued, addressing
Magdalen. "We can't possibly venture on claiming your box. There is note-paper.
Write down a list of the necessaries you want. I will take it myself to the
shop, pay the bill for you, and bring back the parcel. We must sacrifice the
box—we must indeed."
While her husband was addressing
Magdalen Mrs. Wragge had stolen out again from her corner, and had ventured near
enough to the captain to hear the words "shop" and "parcel." She clapped her
great hands together in ungovernable excitement, and lost all control over
"Oh, if it's shopping, let me do
it!" cried Mrs. Wragge. "She's going out to buy her Things! Oh, let me go with
her—please let me go with her!"
"Sit down!" shouted the captain.
"Straight! more to the right—more still. Stop where you are!"
Mrs. Wragge crossed her helpless
hands on her lap and melted meekly into tears.
"I do so like shopping," pleaded
the poor creature, "and I get so little of it now!"
Magdalen completed her list, and
Captain Wragge at once left the room with it. "Don't let my wife bore you," he
said, pleasantly, as he went out. "Cut her short, poor soul—cut her short!"
"Don't cry," said Magdalen,
trying to comfort Mrs. Wragge by patting her on the shoulder. "When the parcel
comes back you shall open it."
"Thank you, my dear," said Mrs.
Wragge, meekly drying her eyes; "thank you kindly. Don't notice my handkerchief,
please. It's such a very little one! I had a nice lot of 'em once with lace
borders. They're all gone now. Never mind! It will comfort me to unpack your
Things. You're very good to me. I like you. I say—you won't be angry, will you?
Give us a kiss."
Magdalen stooped over her with
the frank grace and gentleness of past days, and touched her faded cheek. "Let
me do something harmless!" she thought, with a pang at her heart—"oh, let me do
something innocent and kind for the sake of old times!"
She felt her eyes moistening, and
silently turned away.
That night no rest came to her.
That night the roused forces of Good and Evil fought their terrible fight for
her soul, and left the strife between them still in suspense when morning came.
As the clock of York Minster struck nine she followed Mrs. Wragge to the chaise,
and took her seat by the captain's side. In a quarter of an hour more York was
in the distance, and the high road lay bright and open before them in the
THE END OF THE SECOND SCENE.
FEEDING THE REBELS.
AMONG other outrages committed by
General Butler at
New Orleans, which have elicited the furious
General Beauregard and his
army, is the
feeding of the starving
people whose fathers, brothers, and sons are mostly in the rebel
army. We illustrate the scene on
page 380. The following description from the
Herald correspondence will serve to explain it:
In accordance with notice,
Captain John Clark commenced the distribution of the beef this morning, and
issued eight hundred liberal rations for hungry families. A sight more fearful
and harrowing I do not wish ever again to witness, and it is no discredit to
Captain Clark to say that, in the association with the destitute which his
position renders necessary, he is frequently deeply moved. I noticed to-day that
the sight of so much want increased the amount of the allowance to each family
to an extent which had not entered into his previous calculations.
At the hour appointed to issue
the beef there were thousands of eager, hungry men, women, and children crowded
around the Custom-home. A very large majority of the people were women, all
carrying either baskets or napkins. Some were old and tottering with infirmity;
others carried, wearily enough, a babe at the breast; and many, God help them!
bore the evidence of another claim on their support soon to come.
The sun was pouring down his rays
with an intensity greater than we have before experienced since our arrival, and
the poor creatures struggled and jammed each other to get into the office; and
finally getting to the desk, trembled from head to foot, and almost fell upon
the floor from sheer exhaustion. If the leaders of this accursed rebellion could
have looked upon the sight and reflected upon their responsibility for all this
misery, it would have been strange if they had not experienced some dark
forebodings of the terrible punishment that surely awaits them in another world,
however easily they may escape a just retribution in this.
THE leaves that fall on the
And the rain dropping out of the
apple-tree! And is it only a passing dream?
For, I know not why, but these
things seem Just now worth more than the world to me.
Fast the leaves fall on the
grassy wall; Fast drops the rain from the apple-tree; And if I could feel what I
But a moment longer, I think I
should know More than ever was known, or known will be.
Wherefore? Leaves fall all day on
the wall, All day drops rain from the apple-tree.
But never before did the leaves
and the rain, And they doubtless will never, never again, Seem about to impart
such a secret to me.
Mere leaves that fall on yonder
Mere rain dropping down out of
What matter? If Nature has
something to say,
Let her take her own time, let
her choose her own way.
So long as at last she will say
it to me.
Ah! but leaves will fall, as now,
on the wall, And rain, as now, drop from out of the tree, Many, many a day,
while the chance, I know, Is lost! I have missed what, a moment ago, The leaves
and the rain had confided to me.
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