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from genuine principle-was the amelioration of his not always safe, from the abundance of tigers and fellow-creatures, in things spiritual, no less than in other wild beasts. The forests were extensive, and things temporal; and, having put his hand to the the trees magnificent. Here," says he, we have plough, he would not look back.

creepers and vines entwining larger trees, and hanging Appalling indeed was the condition of the settle- suspended for more than a hundred feet, in girth not ment when he entered on his duties as governor : he less than a man's body, and many thicker. The trees found it in the utmost poverty and wretchedness. As are seldom under a hundred, and generally approachto religious worship, there was almost noue; and, for ing a hundred and sixty to two hundred feet in height. the due administration of justice, hardly any provi- One tree we measured was nine yards round." sion. Education was disregarded. Gambling to a During his absence from Bencoolen, for eleven most ruinous extent, and cock-fighting, with all its months, a plantation which he had made had reached train of brutal ferocity and degrading blackguardism, the height of thirty or forty feet. “ He had the pleawere not only permitted, but absolutely sanctioned sure, on his return, to see the house encircled by a and patronized by the government, for the revenues shrubbery of nutmeg, clove, cocoa, and cassia trees, they brought in. Murders were frequent; robberies and of driving through an approach of alternate nutof constant occurrence. The tyrannous oppression meg and clove trees: the place seemed to have been and grovelling sensuality, the concomitants of slavery, converted almost by magic from a wilderness to a were every where apparent. Little were those who garden*. In the inland parts was a flower a yard resided quietly and peaceably in Great Britain aware across, and named after himt. of the degraded and demoralized state of many of her When the people in one part of the country first colonies, and no greater blessing could have been ex- beheld lady Raffles, they were astonished; and the tended to them than the provision made and now question concerning her was “What is that?" The making for the due supply of these colonies with a fairness of her complexion and her dress were to them permanent ministry; and, if any one is not alive to quite unaccountable. They fancied her some superior the benefits likely to result from this, and remains being; and mothers flocked round her, imploring her careless and apathetical on the subject, then surely it to touch their children that they might be preserved is an evidence of lack of grace in his own heart, and from future evil. Great crowds assembled as almost that a darkness has overspread his own benighted to prevent her having sufficient rest. soul.

In the latter part of 1818 sir Stamford, and lady The governor in the first instance chiefly directed his Raffles, who generally travelled with him, was obliged attention to the state of slavery. When he arrived to go to Calcutta on business to the governor-general there were of Caffres or African slaves upwards of two of India; and instead of returning direct to Benhundred, mostly the children of those purchased by the coolen, he went to form a new settlement at SingaEast India company, the British government not per- pore, at some little distance to the north of Sumatra, mitting the slave trade. They were employed in all situated on a much smaller island, well chosen as to works of extraordinary toil, precisely as beasts of its fitness for trade, especially with China ; and, burden, and treated as if they had no souls. They within four months of its establishment, it contained were dissolute and sensual in the extreme. Their above five thousand inhabitants, most of them Chinese; children were regarded as so much stock or produce, and in an almost incredibly short time was enabled and brought up without religious principles. Could to hoist the British Aag and to declare it a free port. it be wondered therefore, that, as a natural conse- While engaged in commencing this new settlement quence, the colony was sunk in wretchedness, and and otherwise, they were necessarily separated from rapidly declining?

their child for nine months, during which their little It required no small moral courage and no small girl, an infant, was left at Bencoolen. tact to endeavour at once to uproot such a nefarious In June of the same year, he says, “My new cosystem. But what violence and impetuosity could lony thrives most rapidly. We have not been estabnot bave done, quietness and conciliation speedily lished four months, and it has received an accession accomplished. The governor caused the whole of the of population exceeding 5,000, principally Chinese; company's slaves to be brought before the chiefs of and their number is daily increasing. You may take Sumatra, and, after a full explanation of the principles my word for it, this is by far the most important of the British government with regard to the abolition • The nutmeg tree is exceedingly beautiful: it bears in proof slavery, gave to each of them a certificate of free- fusion; spreads its bran hes in a wide circle; and the fruit is,

perhaps, the most beautiful in the world. The outside covering, dom, allotting to some of the older stipends for life; or shell, is of a rich cream colour, and resembles a peach ; this and it was his privilege afterwards, with the full con.

bursts, and shows the dark wut, encircled and chequered with

mace of the brightest crimson, which, when contrasied with the currence of the native chiefs, to pass a regulation for deep emerald-green leaf

, is delightfully grateful to the eye. the entire abolition of slavery. Of course there were

+ The Raffle ia Arnoldi is the most extraor inary parasite

It was discovered by the ate Dr. Arnold, some at home who condemned the measure as impoli- in Suinatra, in 1818, in a jungle, or thicket, growing close to tic, giving up a certain amount of property-and as

the ground, under the bush's, and atta bed to the roots of a

species of Cissus. The plant consists of the flower only ; having needless, because the Caffres were perfectly happy as neither leaves, branches, nor roois. The flower is a yari across : they were. Such narrow-minded, nay, godless views

the petals, which are sub-rotun!, being twelve inches from the

base to the apex, and being about a foot from the insertion are often to be found, even in quarters where they of the one petal to that of the opposite one. The perals are

from a fourth to three-fourths of an inch thick; and the nectamight least be expected.

rium it is supposed, will hold twelve pints. Its smell is fætid. Sir Stamford, generally accompanied by lady There are other species: the Raflesia Patma Blume, and the

Rafflesia Horsfieldii, the flowers about three inches in diameter. Raffles, took frequently long and arduous journeys, | (Loudon).

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station of the east; and, as far as naval superiority parents, who had always proposed to accompany and commercial interests are concerned, of much them, might remain at Bencoolen a year or two higher value than whole continents of territory." longer. Such were the proposed arrangements; but, Gambling, cock-fighting, and other similar abomina- in December, their eldest child, Charlotte, became tions were strictly prohibited, and slavery brought to exceedingly ill; and he thus writes : “What a sad an end. Hither the Anglo-Chinese college at Ma- reverse is this! But the other day we were alarmed lacca was removed, and united with a Malayan one. lest we should have too many; now all our anxiety

Sir Stamford's conduct with reference to this settle- is to preserve some even of those we have.” In about ment has called forth the greatest commendation. “A a month's time he sends this sad statement to a most convincing proof of the intelligence displayed by friend at a distance :-“We have this morning buried him in the establishment of Singapore is the excel- our beloved Charlotte. Poor Marsden was carried lent constitution of the government under which he to the grave not ten days before ; and within the last placed it. His wisdom and discernment were, no six months we have lost our three eldest children : doubt, apparent in the choice of the spot selected by judge what must be our distress. I shall not attempt him for the settlement. The energy of his character to convey to you any thing like an idea of poor was manifested by the promptitude and decision with Sophia's sufferings. Charlotte had attained that age which he executed his design, and obtained possession that she was quite a companion ; and of all the misof the island. But, if there be one circumstance more fortunes likely to happen, this was the last looked to. than any other which shows a combination of those yet severe as this dispensation is, we are resigned to qualities which manifests great intelligence and great it: we have still reason to thank God." benignity, united with a high degree of benevolent Their remaining child was sent, with a nurse, to feeling, it is the care which he took to guard his infant England. Sir Stamford sent in his resignation of establishment against that bane of all colonial specu- office, but could not quit the island until leave came lation-slavery” (Gent. Mag., July 1826).

from home. He was for some time supposed to be Meanwhile lady Raffles had a son, in a situation dangerously ill, and so was lady Raffles, but they, by where no aid of any kind could be obtained. The God's mercy, recovered. children were named Charlotte and Leopold, after “How different,” says he, in writing to some friends his kind friends at Claremont. On their return to in England, "are these communications to those I Bencoolen their vessel struck on a rock, and it was was so happy as to make during our first three years' feared she would not be got off. An open boat was residence! We were then, perhaps, too happy, and prepared to convey them back to Singapore; but it prided ourselves too highly on future prospects. It was proposed to throw the water overboard, and has pleased God to blight our hopes; and we must lighten the ship, in hopes of getting her off. The at- now lower our expectations more to the standard of tempt was successful; and a boat was soon sent off the ordinary lot of human nature : God's will be done. to Rhio, a Dutch settlement near, to request fresh In a day or two we shall be left without a single water. The Dutch, ill-disposed towards sir Stamford, child. What a change! We, who had recently such refused this request; and the voyage was continued a large and happy circle. All our fears were, once, with great anxiety, when they providentially fell in that we should have too many; all our cares are now with an American trading vessel, from the captain of to preserve one, our only one. I cannot say any which, though at some delay and even risk to himself, more: my heart is sick and nigh broken.” “The they obtained some casks of water.

Borneo," the ship that was to convey her to EngIn the autumn of 1819 sir Stamford was again called land, “ sailed from hence on the 4th of March,” to Calcutta, and went alone; lady Raffles being left writes the afflicted father, “having our dear and only with the children at Bencoolen. At Calcutta he was child on board. Sophia has borne the parting toleprevented, by illness, from returning so soon as he rably well : but what a sad and lonely house, without had intended, but did so in March 1820; and during nurse and the children! Never was there such a the rest of the year continued at home, occupied with change! We wander from room to room, solitary many plans of improvement, encouraging the culti- and dejected. But God's will be done; and we must vation of spice, coffee, &c., building a country-house, be content.” “I am not one,” he continues, "of and perfectly happy with his wife and children. that Satanic school' who look upon this world as But trials were at the door. A brother of lady Raffles, the hell of some former and past creation, but am who was with them, died after an illnesss of only five content to take it as I find it; firmly believing, from days. They began to find their health considerably all I have known and seen, that whatever is, is for our impaired; and, for their children's sake even more good and happiness; and that there is actually more than their own, were anxious to return to England. of both, even in this world, than in our consciences In July 1821 they lost their son, Leopold, after an we can think we have deserved.” illness of a few hours. Within a week a brother-in- During the spring and summer of 1822 illness still law, captain Auber, was taken off also. They were lingered about his house; and, when about to set out gradnally recovering from the pain of mind by which for Singapore, he was detained by a foul wind one they had been seized, and were looking forward to day, during which he buried Dr. Jack, an old, estheir expected return to England, when a fresh cause teemed friend. Three physicians and the chaplain of sorrow sprung up. The remaining children had had died within no long period. Here the governor been unwell, and it was resolved, early in the follow- and his lady improved in health. They returued to ing spring, to send them to England, while their Bencoolen with all speed, anxiously desirous to leave

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the east for ever; and at last they set sail in Feb-contented with the happiness of the present moment, ruary, 1824, with an immense quantity of valuable and only prayed for its continuance: that his prayer property. Before they had been two days out the was not granted is his everlasting gain. Yet even vessel took fire-when about fifty miles at sea-and here, and after so many trials and privations, he enthough all on board were, by God's mercy, saved, the joyed no common pleasures. The delight of being property was wholly destroyed*.

united to friends from whom he had been so long After much delay, and meeting with various disap- separated, the charms of society, the interests of litepointments, they once more embarked on board the rature and science, the general improvement of man, “Mariner.” Off the cape of Good Hope they expe- and, above all, the nearer charities of domestic life, rienced a tremendous hurricane for three weeks, but all combined to engage and occupy his mind. His received no injury. At St. Helena, where they saw heart was full of enjoyment: and, in the retirement Buonaparte, sir Stamford received the intelligence of for which he had so long sighed, and surrounded by the death of his mother. This affected him much; all the ties which it had pleased God to spare him, he as he had fondly cherished the hope that he might indulged his happy spirit. In the midst of all these see her again. They landed in England; and with best of worldly treasuresmin the bosom of his family thankfulness found their dear child as they could wish. -that spirit, which had won its way through a greatly

Sir Stamford now hoped to settle in quiet in his chequered course, was suddenly summoned to the beloved native land, for which he had so ardently throne of God, on the day previous to the completion longed. To quiet, indeed, he had long been a stranger. of his forty-fifth year, the 5th July, 1826. Adverting to his anxieties and troubles, he thus addressed the court of directors :-“ During the last six

SABBATH MEDITATIONS. years of my administration, and since I have ceased to have any concern in the affairs of Java, the situa

No. XLIV. tions in which I have been placed, and, the responsi- APRIL 27.-FIFTH SUNDAY APTER EASTER. bilities which I have been compelled to take in sup.

Morning Lessons : Deut. viii.; Acts xxiv. port of the interests of my country and of my

Evening Lessons : Deut. ix. ; 1 John iii. employers, have been, if possible, still greater than

“Thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God during my former career. I allude to the struggle, led thee.”—Devt. viii. 2. which I have felt it my duty to make, against Dutch Meditation.—“If a grateful affection live in our rapacity and power, and to the difficulties that I had hearts, it will breathe in our mouths and discover itto contend with in the establishment of Singapore, self in the motion of our lips. There will be a faithand the reforms which have been effected on this if the one be free, the other will not be silent”

ful correspondence between our mind and our tongue: coast.” “In addition to the opposition of avowed

(Barrow). enemies to British power and Christian principles, I “ To be thankful to God is not to say only,' God had to contend with deep-rooted prejudices, and the be praised,' or 'God be thanked, but to remember secret machinations of those who dared not to act what he desires, and execute what he commands. To openly; and, standing alone, the envy of some and be thankful to God is certainly to love him ; and to

love him is to keep his commandments. So saith the fear of many, distant authorities were unable to

our Saviour: 'If ye love me, keep my commandform a correct estimate of my proceedings. Without ments’ (John xiv.]” (Chillingworth). local explanation some appeared objectionable ; while

Prayer.—0 most bountiful and gracious Faparty spirit and Dutch intrigue have never been ther, I desire, in lowly thankfulnesss, to look back wanting to discolour transactions and misrepresent and remember all the wonderful way which thou facts.”

hast led me, that thou mightest bring me to thyHe bought the estate of Highwood, near Barnet, self. Thou, Lord, didst find me proud and far and was about to become a magistrate. Two objects from thy laws. Therefore didst thou humble and now greatly occupied his attention ; one, the erection prove me, to the end I might know what was in of a chapel of ease in his own immediate vicinity, for mine heart: thou didst chasten me as a Father, to his house was twelve miles from the parish church ; to the cross of Christ, as the only refuge for my

do me good at my latter end, and make me fee the other, the formation of the Zoological Society. sinful soul. Thou didst suffer me to hunger; but But it pleased God his earthly career should be sud- it was to satisfy me with that bread which came denly brought to a close. In May, 1826, he had a down from heaven, even thy well-beloved Son. seizure, while in London, which was supposed to be Yea, thou didst feed me with manna which I knew apoplectic, though he himself declared it was not. It not. Lord, how often hast thou filled my basket proved, however, fatal.

and my store, when I looked round and thought Lady Raffles concludes her memoir with the fol- there was none to help! lowing interesting passage :-“ The few letters which Oiny God, may I never more distrust that good have been introduced in the last pages, are sufficient the sore time of need. And, when mine

providence which watcheth over thy creatures in to prove that the death-blow had been struck, the eth back to the days that are past, may my faith

eye looksilver cord was broken at the wheel. His sense of look upward to thee; for, verily, thou Lord hast enjoyment, indeed, was as keen as ever, his spirit as helped me; thou, O Jehovah Jireh, hast fed me. gay, his heart as warm, his imagination still brighter, Hast thou not brought me, heavenly Father, though his hopes in this world were less. He was through the great and terrible wilderness ? Was An account of this catastrople will appear in a future it not thy hand which led me in the right way,

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in the merits and all-sufficiency of thine only- | absent from home, and the weather every day grew begotten Son? In the dry and thirsty valley, worse and worse, he was anxious to press forward where no water is, how didst thou not make my with all the speed possible. The fur caps of the soul to pant for the fountain of living waters ! postilions, the long manes and tails of their horses, Praised be thy goodness and mercy, thou didst not and even the rough leather portmanteaux, which were leave me to faint, but didst refresh me with the strapped on to the roof of the carriage, were white comforting dews of thy Holy Spirit !

0, most loving Saviour, thou wast the rock and crisp with frost: clouds of steam rose from the that followed me, and madest me to drink of the weary beasts as they were unharnessed, and made waters of salvation. All my fresh springs are in halos round the lantern which the ostler held in his thee! Thou providest me with raiment: thou, hand: and the landlord, coming up to the door of O great Physician, hast poured out thy balm the chariot, observed, that of course his honour would and healed "my diseases : worn with sickness, not think of proceeding further. thou hast renewed my face with health. And

“ Not, if I were at liberty to follow mine own innow, O Lord, thou hast dealt bountifully with clinations,” said the baron ; “but, as it is, I am thy servant : thou hast given me rest and peace pressed for time, and we must get on another stage and abundance of good gifts. Gracious Father, in all time of mine abundance, prevent and deliver

to-night.” me, lest thy mercies prove a snare and my heart

“ It is a long one, sir," said the landlord, thirty be lifted up ; lest, when I have eaten and am full, versts at the very least; and you have the forest of I do forget the Lord my God, the author of all Rostov to pass. There the road is bad, and I dare my blessings; lest I say in my heart, my power say the snow is deep; and the wolves, these long and the might of my hand have gotten me these nights, are getting hungry.” good things.

“O, I am not afraid of wolves,' cried the baron: Lord, all I have is thine. By thee and through “they would not dare to attack a carriage so early in thee I live and am satisfied : thy hand hath fed the year as this is. Let us have four good horses, and clothed me. Thy free grace calleth me to landlord, and we may be in by nine; for it is not now election and justification and sanctification. O

more than half-past six.” forsake me not, I beseech thee; but let thy love and thy truth raise me up, and glorify me.

“Well, sir, a wilful man must have his own way: I Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all only hope that you may not repent your determinahis benefits. Praise the Lord, O my soul, ac

tion. Horses on, directly, Nicholas. But, may be, cording to his exceeding loving-kindnesses. your honour and your honour's lady will take someWhile I have any being, my heart shall magnify thing hot, for you will need it before you get to Bo. thee, and say, "Blessing and honour and glory lisor." be unto thee, o God the Father, Son, and Holy So a cup of spiced wine was brought for the traGhost, now and for evermore." Amen and

vellers; and Erick had a double portion. He sat, Amen.

S. H.

wrapped up in a huge fur cloak, on a low kind of box

in front; for the baron's carriage, though oldJubenile Reading.

fashioned, had been built in England. In a few

moments the fresh horses were harnessed, the posERICK'S GRAVE*.

tilions cracked their whips, and, amidst the thanks “ HEREBY," says St. John, “perceive we the love

and good-nights of the landlord, the carriage rolled of God, because he laid down his life for us; and we

“It is bitterly cold,” said the baroness, as she ought also to lay down our lives for the brethren.” That is, we onght to be ready to lay them down: we

pulled her cloak more completely round her, and took ought to deny ourselves what we should like to have, the little Helena on her lap: “it is bitterly cold, yes, and what we really need, for the sake of others; and a fearful night to travel in.” and, in doing this, all of us, even the youngest, will

“ Jf the moon can but break through the clouds, show forth a true triumph of the cross.

as she is trying to do, we shall have a pleasant ride

And there have not been wanting those in whom the grace of yet,” replied her husband. “What, Catherine, a God has been so marvellously shown, that they have Russian, and afraid of a little snow!" literally fulfilled St. John's exhortation, and proved

Well, I am glad that we came on, too," said his by experience the truth of what St. Paul teaches, that wife: “it is pleasant to think that every mile is “peradventure for a good man some would even

bringing us nearer to home, and my own dear little

Nicholas and Frederica." dare to die." It was on a stormy evening, in the month of No

They were now passing over a wide moor: the

wind whistled mournfully round the carriage, driving vember, that a Russian nobleman, called baron Jaroslav, his wife, their little daughter Helena, and and chasing the snow before it, for it was snowing their faithful servant Erick, in a heavy travelling heavily : the flare of the lamps cast a kind of ghastly chariot-and-four, driven by two postilions, drew up

haze on the immediate neighbourhood of the carriage, at the only inn of the little town of Kobrin, on the and seemed to make the dark distance still darker. borders of Russia and Poland. They were returning

“0, mamma," cried Helena, “let me come closer from their travels in Europe; and, as the baron had

to you: it makes me quite afraid to look out of the

window." already overstayed the time he had intended to be

Why, what should you be afraid of, my love ?" • From a little work, lately published, “ Sketches of Chris

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mamma; and, then, just listen to the wind, how it | attack us: may be, as they are timid creatures, the bowls."

glare of the lamps and the sight of us will keep them “My dear child, there is One to whom the darkness off, and in an hour we shall be in. But I would adis no darkness, and who maketh the winds his mi- vise you, sir, to draw the bullets from your large nisters. We are as safe in his protection here, as if pistols, and load with swan shot: it is more to the purwe were in our own dear home, with a warm roof | pose to wound a good many, than to kill one or two.” over our head, and a bright fire roaring up the “0, papa," cried Helena, as the baron took his chimney. See, the moon is coming out: we shall not pistols from the top of the carriage, “what shall we have to journey in the dark.”

do?" Thus, amidst occasional questions and answers, the “We shall do what we can, my dear child, for our carriage rolled on for some miles. The clouds passed selves; and God will do the rest for us. There is no off; the moon was walking in brightness ; the wheels great danger in these wolves, except in the very depth rolled noiselessly along over the snow; and as far as of winter; and, if there were, he, who delivered David eye could see was one glistening sea of white. And from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear, now the moor was almost passed : straggling trees, and Benaiah from a lion, as this is, in time of snow, the vanguard of the great forest of Rostov, began to and Daniel from the seven hungry lions, can deliver appear on both sides : they became thicker and us also." thicker; and the earth swelled up into banks, and “Now," said her mother, “ now, my love, is the sank into valleys, where there were primroses in the time to see whether we have faith in God, or not. It early spring, and daisies and cowslips as summer came is easy enough to trust in him when every thing seems on. But even the hollows could scarcely be traced, safe and comfortable around us; but, when we feel for the snow had drifted much: right and left, thou- our weakness, then is the time to believe in his sands of pines, which would make a twilight even in power." the summer noon, were now almost shrouded in

They are coming, sir," said Erick. darkness, except where an occasional gap or crevice The baron looked ; and, about a hundred yards in the branches made the white ground yellow with back, to the right, in the wood, he could just make moon-gold. Here and there a larch spread out its out a grey mass, moving through the trees, and leapwhite, feathery, arms; and occasionally a leafless oak ing out into the carriage track. They did not howl, might be seen, sturdy in its winter nakedness, and but bayed fearfully ; and, as they trotted swiftly moaning dismally to the wind. On passed the car- along, you might hear the shuffling and rustling of the riage, and still the pines clustered thicker, and (ex- snow under their feet. They moved steadily, and cept in the very road) the shades grew deeper; and altogether ; but were evidently gaining on the car. there was that solemn sound which is made by riage. The post-boys plied both whip and spur ; and the clashing and roaring of a hundred thousand the horses themselves, in an agony of fear, broke out branches.

into a canter, in spite of the heavy snow. “What is Erick looking at?" asked the baroness; Do you think there is danger, my dear husband?" for the box was so low that its occupier might be seen asked the baroness. from the front windows of the carriage.

“ I cannot tell,” said her husband. “ They do not I cannot tell,” replied her husband; "but he seem disposed to attack us yet; but they are certainly must have good eyes if he can make out anything." savage. It is for the horses we have to fear first."

“ Hark! what was that ?" cried his wife, as a long, Are they gaining on us?” low, melancholy howl, different from the wind, and “ A little: but they are not putting out their yet like it, was heard for a moment, and then died speed: they could be up with us in a moment, if they away.

liked." “ It is the wolves," answered the baron ;“ this cold Thus the carriage flew along, for about five minutes : weather makes them restless."

Erick never took his eyes off the pack, and the baron, “ There it is again. It is certainly nearer." thrusting himself out from the lert-hand window,

“Erick,” said his master, letting down the front watched them as carefully. window, “ tell the boys to drive on : we must keep Are your pistols loaded, sir ?" asked Erick. out of the way of the wolves."

“ All- with swan shot." “On with you, my men !" shouted Erick; and, “ I have two loaded with ball, and two with shot; then, in a lower voice, he said, “ I doubt whether we so we shall do." can altogether keep out of their way, sir."

The pack was now not more than ten yards from * How is that ?" asked the baron, alarmed. the carriage: there might be about two hundred in it.

“ There is a large pack of them, sir ; and they are on they came : ears pricked up, eyes glaring and in scent of us, I fear: at least they are much nearer blood-shot, tails stretched straight out, tongues hangthan when I first heard them, ten minutes ago. ing down. At their head ran an old, strong, grey There they are again. They cannot be half a mile wolf, the leader of the pack. They all came nearer, off.”

nearer, nearer still : at last, with a ferocious howl, the “What are we to do?" asked the baron: “I know | leader sprang on one of the wheel horses, and at the you, as a Courland man, are more used to these things same time received a bullet through his head from than I am."

Erick, who was prepared for him. “Why, sir," replied the servant, “if they come up “ Now, sir,” said he,“ if you will let me have a piece with us, we will take no notice of them, except they of string, we may be able to make something of it.”

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