"For I really fear the little shy creature would never have come near me had I not fallen in with her where she could not escape," said she. "Christie has been even less ambitious in his marriage than yourself, Bessie," was the doctor's reply. "That one-idead little woman may worship him, but she will be no help.

"Ay! here's the Queen o' Newhaven," cried she, in a loud and rather coarse voice. "The men will hae ta leave the place now y' are turned fisherman, I daur say." "Oh, dinna fieicht on me! dinna fieicht on me!" cried Christie, trembling. "Maircy on us," said the other, "auld Flucker Johnstone's dochter turned humble. What next?" "I'm vexed for speaking back till ye the morn," faltered Christie.

A month or two will make no difference, and by that time the way will open before us. I don't like the thought of your taking any place that Christie More could get for you. You will be far better at home for a while." "But, Hamish, you really think it will be better for me to go?" "Yes some time. Why should you be in haste? Is there any reason that you have not told me why you should wish to go?"

For a countryman of ours, for carrying a message to a neighbor plantation, from some of yourselves, has been imprisoned for several weeks, and how long it will be continued we know not." This last sentence had reference to John Christie.

As Christie also looked at the magic emblem, he saw the outline of an animal, that might be meant for a bear, encircled by an oval formed of two serpents. Above the whole was a tiny triangle, enclosing the rude semblance of an eye. Several of the Indians surrounding Donald pointed to figures on their own arms, similar to that of the animal on his, but without the remainder of the device.

She could move about and chat with her concerning the cream-cheese made for the occasion, and of the cake made by Shenac Dhu from a recipe sent by Christie More, of which her mother had stood in doubt till it was cut, but no longer. Then there were the new dishes of the bride, which graced the table pure white, with just a little spray of blue. They were quite beautiful, Shenac thought.

"Almost; rny father used to say that when we went looking for early violets, and these lovely ones reminded me of it," explained Christie, rather abashed. As if to put her at ease David added, as he laid another handful of double-violets on the table: "'Y' are the maiden posies, And so graced, To be placed Fore damask roses. Yet, though thus respected, By and by Ye do lie, Poor girls, neglected.

For the first time, Christie looked straight up in the honest eyes that seemed to demand honesty in others, and took the glass, answering heartily: "Yes, thank you; I drink good health to you, and better manners to me."

Sharp was satisfied with the success of the experiment, and Christie soon became a favorite in a small way, because behind the actress the public always saw a woman who never "forgot the modesty of nature." But as she grew prosperous in outward things, Christie found herself burdened with a private cross that tried her very much.

"She shall have another week at this pleasant place, if possible and more than that." And she sighed to think how much the poor girl might have to try both health and spirits when these pleasant weeks should be passed. But she did not let Christie hear her sigh. She had only smiles and happy words for her.