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wonderful dress, after a while, but in his supper also, and excused himself and got up and went out on to the veranda.
The early twilight had come and above the last crimson streak across the western sky the quiet heavens were purple, set here and there with palpitating stars, like headland lights on a darkened sea.
Glen thrust his clenched hands in the sagged pockets of his rough tweed jacket and went and leaned against the trellis of the porch, looking off southward over the dimming valley. A bell, for Thursday evening prayer service, sounded faint from the village, coming teeteringly on the gentle breeze; here and there the lights of homes flashed forth, gleaming yellow, like a constella
ing lamp. Her husband, his toilroughened hands in contrast with the smooth vellum of the volume, was reading a copy of Glen's well-worn set of DeQuincey essays. Alan MacLaren sat droning by the open fireside. his pale blue eyes fixed vacantly on the leaping flames.
The old Scotchman sat thus much of late evenings, thinking, thinking, seeing faces in the fire of those he loved. The bonny tresses of the wife he had lost and of the daughter lost to him also were in the yellow of the flame and their bright eyes in the glow of the lambent embers.
At times he would start forward in his old rush-bottomed chair, gripping his great, age-weakened fists together until the kuckles knotted like rope
above, and then the late moon poked all who had any hand in luring Flora her prow above the distant black from him. shaped mountains and launched herself Once, a year before, he disappeared on the placid sea of night.
for several weeks and then came back But of these scenes and sounds the haggard and spent after a vain search tall silhouetted figure on the veranda out in the cruel world, of which he took no evident note, and the call of guessed so little, for his "wee bonny the men to the cattle for the night, the lass,” as he never ceased to call her. flashing of a lantern down the lane, and Since then he passed but little time the clamor of Lad, the pup, wheedling in his cheerless cottage, but haunted the sheep from the nearby pasture into the house, keeping close to Mrs. Marsh the fold, all of which should have called or to Glen, saying little, but following him from his reverie passed unnoticed. them for evident companionship in his
The cool of the spring night travial of heart like a dumb creature. strengthened, but Glen did not feel it. For many things which he did he was Only shifting his weight now and again not responsible, and no duties were put
he continued leaning against the vine- ing this thing and that unconscious clad support, his unheeding eyes roving that the responsibilities of old had from light to light and down the long; slipped from him. pensive shadows of the woods.
Glen sighed as he passed the bent Perplexed by his peculiar position figure by the hearth, and touched the beset and handicapped by untoward old man's head gently as he went on circumstances, he had got himself into through the living apartment and up that frame of mind where the unin- to his room in the old wing of the tended shaft of doubt, let loose by Mrs. building. Marsh's chance remark, penetrated his In this older part of the dwelling armor of patient faith, touching him Glen maintained his dominion-one to the quick with its sting of poignant room his chamber, the other, full of dread.
books, boyish gimcracks, old furniture, He turned and went back into the fishing rods, and, as Mrs. Marsh was house. Mrs. Marsh was just sitting wont to exclaim on cleaning day, “gendown with her crocheting by the even- eral disorder."
(To be continued)
THE GREAT "DISCOVERY"
James M. Prendergast, the Boston AsThe New England press for the past sociation for the Relief and Control of month has been lining up with the Tuberculosis has been enabled to unPeary or Cook camps.
dertake a new experiment in the after We are not aware that any individ care of discharged sanatorium paual has an inalienable right to be first tients. at the North Pole. The principal asset
The return to live in congested quarwhich the world has derived from the ters of the city often negatives the good adventurous spirit has been the stirring results of Sanatorium treatment, so of red blood and the access of manhood Prendergast Camp has been developed incident to the struggle with the brute to offer a continuation of the Sanaforces of nature. It is more than likely torium life so far as is consistent with that it will judge the relative merits of a return to work. competing candidates for the honor of In a beautifully wooded tract within "discovery” by the manliness of their the city limits, and only fifteen minutes respective attitudes, and it is quite pos- by trolley beyond the Forest Hills exsible for any and all to so conduct tension of the elevated railroad, men themselves that the world will shrug who have had the tubercular process its shoulders, and say, "who cares arrested may find ideal outdoor condiwhether you were there or not?" tions under which to clinch the cure.
At the same time this would be un An administration building, with fortunate. Let us be patient and not kitchen, dining-room, shower baths, belittle the greatness of a
of a great and toilets, and a long “lean-to," acachievement.
commodating twelve men, comprises the present equipment. In the sleep
ing shack the ward effect has been STREET RAILWAYS AND SCENERY
avoided by a division into "cubicles," PROTECTION
with walls of canvas reaching part way Street railway companies in Massa- to the ceiling. In each cubicle there is chusetts have offered to aid the state a bed, chair, closet, and chiffonier. in its battle against forest fires. The Each cubicle is open to the front and state has accepted the offer, and gen has a window in the rear high over the eral orders have gone forth to many of bed, offering ideal conditions for outthe railway superintendents to begin door sleeping. the work of co-operation at once, on a It is expected that patients from the well-planned system. This move on different sanatoria who are ready to the part of the railway companies return to work, but who dread a return places a commercial value on rural to unfavorable living conditions in the scenes. It is to protect scenery, be- city, will be glad to avail themselves of cause its attracts the people and creates this opportunity to continue the treattraffic for the companies.
ment. The price for board has been
fixed at $4 per week. It is aimed to THE PRENDERGAST CAMP, BOSTON
serve well-cooked and appetizing food,
with free use of milk and eggs. Through the generous gift of twenty A small garden was cleared last acres of land in Mattapan, by Mr. spring. This will be extended so as to
furnish a supply of fresh vegetables BROCKTON FAIR ATHLETIC MEET for the table.
Mr. Henry E. Paulson and wife are The Brockton Fair is planning this respectively superintendent and ma year to hold the greatest outdoor athtron at the camp. Mr. Paulson left letic meet ever held in New England. Rutland three months ago, and has They have gone to a great expense to undertaken this position in preference build a quarter-mile cinder track within to returning to his former work in one the oval of the Fair Grounds, with a of the shoe factories at Campello. good building for training quarters.
The Prendergast Camp-a night supplied with shower baths and other camp, it might be called-is a new de accommodations. Having this quarter parture in caring for tuberculosis. Its
of a mile track they are enable to have progress will be watched with great a more complete meet than in former interest, and if successful it will surely years, when they were dependent on lead to the development of suburban the horse track for their use.
There homes specially adapted to rental will be another departure this year, the charges and in construction for the athletic games taking place on Thurshousing of the entire families of pa day, October 7; one of the big days. tients, both men and women, who seri On Tuesday, the first day, there will ously need something better than is be the usual children's sports of all offered in the congested districts of the kinds, with basket-ball and football city, at a rental within the means of the games; on Thursday, the seventh anworkingman.
nual athletic meet of the Brockton
Fair; on Friday, the second annual associations, and Y. M. C. A.'s. The Marathon race.
above makes a fine list of attractions, The athletic events have come into and assures all those interested in athsuch prominence that the best athletes letics that they will have a good day's in the country are glad to come and sport if they attend the Brockton Fair take part in the games and races. on Thursday, October 7th.
The standard of the prizes, estab A correction. The illustration on lished years ago by the Brockton Fair, page 718 of the September number has always been maintained, and when represented the timely arrival of Capan athlete says he has won a prize at tain Bailey and E Company of the 9th the Brockton Fair, his friends know Infantry. We regret that the title that it is of the value claimed.
printed was erroneous.—Editor. Among the events that are to take place on Thursday are the 100-yard dash, 220-yard run, 440-yard run, 880yard run, one mile, three mile, running
ART high jump, running broad jump, pole vault, shotput, 120-yard high hurdle, 220-yard low hurdle, and a one-mile relay race, open to all colleges, athletic The typical Monks picture repro
duced above has been recently acquired Mr. Monks is an industrious workby E.C. Berhek, Esq., of Boston, who is man. From his field workshops and to be congratulated upon the possession from his studio, at No. 296 Boylston of so masterly a work from the studio street, new pictures are constantly apof this distinguished Boston artist. pearing, each with its distinctive qual
Mr. Monks' chosen field is one invit- ity-sometimes leaning toward broad, ing either the most laborious study or poetic landscape, sometimes toward -slovenliness! To gain a fairly ade- almost literal portraiture of the flock or quate knowledge of the form and habits some strong leader or meek-eyed ewe. of an individual species and vary its In this fruitfulness as well.is that maspresentation in pastoral composition ter shown which ranks him among the might be thought quite sufficient by men who in our day are making the men of no mean quality. But it is not city of Boston known as an art center in this way that Mr. Monks has at to be seriously reckoned with. tained his masterful strength. He is never done with the study of his sheep. He lives among them, and when the accidental interest arises in the great
DRAMA play of out-of-doors, he is there to chronicle it with interpreting insight of his long training. Mr. Monks' sheep are, in the first place, real sheep, cap As was forecasted in our September able of moving about on the legs he number, the opening of the theatrical gives them and cropping grass with season in Boston was unusually briltheir strong teeth and lips. In the sec liant. At the Tremont Theatre Mr. ond place, they are individuals, each Louis Mann's strong acting relieved with his personal equation, and in the the tameness of a not very strong play: third place, they are doing something It was followed by "The Candy Shop," that sheep do in the way that sheep a musical comedy cast along popular do it. But this is not all. Nor is it lines. At the Majestic also musical sufficient to add that Mr. Monks has comedy holds the boards. "Havana," been a close student of light and suc fresh from a six months' run at the cessfully transfers to his canvas an in- Casino in New York, with Edith finite play of color.
Decker as prima donna, will be very Over and above all this, which is the likely to repeat its success in Boston. firm foundation upon which his art At the Hollis Street Theatre Rcbert builds, is a pastoral quality drawn from Edeson, in the "Noble Spaniard," was the human heart. His impressionistic well received, the houses being unrealism is set to work doing some usually large for so early in the seathing more than transcribing objective son. “On the Eve,” which followed it, actuality-to which, nevertheless, it is with the German actress, Hedwig never false. In all his paintings is that Reicher, a woman of great beauty, as ineffable touch that makes all the world well as dramatic genius, in the leading kin.
part, is as strong a play as is likely The picture before us is of sheep to be seen in New England this seaconscious of the shepherd's care. About son. It is interesting to note that in them is no fear, no anxiety. They are the unusually strong cast of this the sheep of the Twenty-third Psalm- piece Miss Stella Hammerstein, whose the sheep that are known each by its dramatic career opens most auspiname. In the background is a hint of ciously, will appear. At the Park abundance, of shelter, and of house. Theatre, “A Gentleman from MissisTrust, contentment, peace—these are sippi,” a laughing comedy that is part its message, over and above its splen of the fun of the day, is the attraction. did drawing and masterful transcrip- Every one will want to see it. "Sention of light and shade.
ator Langdon" is a character to be