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Vainly he strove to rise; and Evangeline, kneeling beside him, Kissed his dying lips, and laid his head on her bosom.

Sweet was the light of his eyes; but it suddenly sank into darkess,

1375 As when a lamp is blown out by a gust of wind at a casement.

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Died on his lips, and their motion revealed what his tongue would have spoken.

All was ended now, the hope, and the fear, and the sorrow, All the aching of heart, the restless, unsatisfied longing, All the dull, deep pain, and constant anguish of patience! And, as she pressed once more the lifeless head to her bosom, Meekly she bowed her own, and murmured, "Father, I thank thee!"

Still stands the forest primeval; but far away from its shadow, Side by side, in their nameless graves, the lovers are sleeping. Under the humble walls of the little Catholic churchyard, In the heart of the city, they lie, unknown and unnoticed. 1385 Daily the tides of life go ebbing and flowing beside them, Thousands of throbbing hearts, where theirs are at rest and for

ever,

Thousands of aching brains, where theirs no longer are busy, Thousands of toiling hands, where theirs have ceased from their

labors,

Thousands of weary feet, where theirs have completed their journey!

Still stands the forest primeval; but under the shade of its branches

Dwells another race, with other customs and language.
Only along the shore of the mournful and misty Atlantic
Linger a few Acadian peasants, whose fathers from exile
Wandered back to their native land to die in its bosom.
1395 In the fisherman's cot the wheel and the loom are still busy;

Maidens still wear their Norman caps and their kirtles of home

spun,

And by the evening fire repeat Evangeline's story,

While from its rocky caverns the deep-voiced, neighboring ocean Speaks, and in accents disconsolate answers the wail of the forest.

THE NIXIE

BUNNY BOOK

By Joseph C. Sindelar

NIXIE BUNNY IN MANNERS-LAND

A Rabbit Story of Good Manners

IT CAN truthfully be said that very few children's books hav enjoyed anything equal to the great popularity of the Nixie Bunny series. From the very first day of publication the success of NIXIE BUNNY IN MANNERS-LAND has been phenomenal. It is a rabbit fairy story of good manners, and a volume which has been found a welcome guest into the realm of animal story books. It is seldom that one finds a story which so incorporates the proper training along with higher thought, education, and a style which so captures the children's interest. The book is full of fun and fancy, and is so attractive that even babies like it for its bunny pictures. It has been read by over 50,000 children in two years, and is used widely as a supplementary reader in the second and third grades.

The Chicago Evening Post says of NIXIE BUNNY IN MANNERSLAND: "Among books which are made only to sell, this one stands out by virtue of its difference. It is made to read, and the children will enjoy and profit by it."

With 64 illustrations in colors and decorated end papers
144 pages. Cloth binding, stamped in two colors
Price, 40 cents

NIXIE BUNNY IN WORKADAY-LAND
A Rabbit Story of the Occupations

A COMPANION volume to NIXIE BUNNY IN MANNERS-LAND, and a ook which alone can rival it in popularity. It is written in the same choice and delightful style, and has been designed to supply the little folks with a reader of occupation and industry in the form of a fairy tale.

Henry Turner Bailey, Editor of School-Arts Magazine, and a noted art critic, says: “NIXIE BUNNÝ IN WORKADAY-LAND, by Joseph C. Sindelar, with illustrations by Helen Geraldine Hodge, is the suc cessor of that success, NIXIE BUNNY IN MANNERS-LAND. The love of children for these rabbits is one of the wonders of the pedagogical world!"

BECKLEY

With 90 illustrations in colors and decorated end papers
144 pages. Cloth binding, stamped in two colors
Price, 40 cents

The Nixie Bunny books have been adopted by fourteen
States
gh, Rochester, Worcester
s and cities all over the
ldren everywhere.
free upon request

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