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“ Bring nim in,” said the gentle- “ This day week, sir, if you man addressed, who, having wit- please.” nessed the transaction, and over- “Very well, let it be so. At heard the conversation, was curi- this hour I shall be at home to see ous to know the object of the boy's you.” Poor Jack made his very visit. The poor child, whose ideas best bow, and retired. had never soared above his father's True to his appointment, our second floor, stood for several high-principled boy appeared at moments in stupified amazement the door of Mr. Cavendish's manwhen ushered into an elegant sion. As the footman had previapartment; but remembering the ously received orders to admit him, painful circumstance which had he was immediately shown into brought him into this scene of the library. enchantment, he in some measure " I have a shilling for you toregained his self-possession. day, sir!” he said exultingly, and
“I am very sorry, sir,” he begun his countenance was radiant with in a faltering voice, “but I have smiles. broken your window. My father “ Indeed! That is a large sum is out of work just now, and can- for a boy like you to obtain in so not pay for it; but if you will be short a time. I hope you came kind enough to take the money a by it honestly?” A flush of crimlittle at a time, as I can get it, I son mounted to the cheek of poor will be sure to make it up;” and Jack, but it was not the flush of as he spoke, he drew a few half- shame. pence from his pocket and laid “I earned every penny of it, sir, them on the table.
excepting one my mother gave me, “That's an honest speech, my to make it up,” he energetically lad; but how am I to be sure that replied; and he proceeded to say you will fulfil your engagement?” that he had been on the look-out Mr. Cavendish returned. “Do for jobs all week ; that he had you know that I could have you held a horse for one gentleman, sent to the station-house till the and had run on an errand for anomoney is made up ?"
ther; in this way accounting for Oh, don't send me there, sir; elevenpence. it would break my dear mother's “Your industry and perseverheart! I will pay you all—indeed ance do you credit, my lad,” Mr. I will, sir!" and the poor boy burst Cavendish exclaimed, his beneinto a flood of tears.
volent countenance lighting up “I am glad that you have so with a smile. “And now I should much consideration for your like to know your name and place mother's feelings ; and for her of residence." sake, I will trust to your honesty.” “I will write it, sir, if you please.
“Oh, thank you,sir-thank you!” | Indeed I brought a piece of paper
“But when do you expect to be for the purpose of putting down able to make me another payment? | the money. I hope I shall be able This is a very small sum towards to make it all up in a few weeks, the price of a large square of plate ! for I am trying to get a situation glass;" and as he spoke he glanced as errand-boy." at the four halfpence which the “ You can write, then? Do you boy had spread out.
go to school ?”
“Oh yes, sir, I go to a free less than to befriend the poor boy, school.” And Jack stepped for- whose noble conduct had won his ward to take the pen, which Mr. admiration. For this end he, a Cavendish held towards him. few days subsequently, paid the
“You write a tolerably good parents' a visit when he knew that hand, my little man. You may, the son would be at school. He I think, do better than take an related the incident which had errand-boy's place. Let me see if | brought him under his notice, and you have any knowledge of arith- proceeded to ask whether his conmetic.” Jack stood boldly up, and duct towards themselves was unhesitatingly replied to the vari- | equally praiseworthy. ous questions which were put to "Oh yes, sir,” exclaimed the him. “That will do, my good mother, her eyes filling with tears. boy. Now, when do you think “ He has ever been a dutiful child you will be able to come and bring to us, and always acts in this me some more moncy?”
honest, straightforward manner.” “I will come again this time “He has indeed a noble spirit, next week, if I am alive and well, sir,” the father rejoined; "and I sir.”
am as proud of him, as if he were “That was wisely added, my a prince.” lad; for our lives are not in our “Would you part from him?” own keeping. This, I see, you Mr. Cavendish asked. “I have have been taught.”
something in view for his future Another week passed, and again benefit.” Jack appeared, but his counte- “Undoubtedly we would, for his
an aspect of benefit," was the reply of both. sadness.
“Well, then, purchase him a “I am very sorry, sir,” he said, new suit of apparel with these two “I have been unfortunate, and guineas, and bring him to my resihave only a small sum to give you." dence this day week. I will then And as he spoke, he laid three acquaint you with my views for pennyworth of halfpence before him for the future.” Mr. Cavendish. “I assure you, Language cannot describe the sir,” he earnestly added, “I have heartfelt gratitude which beamed offered my services to every gentle in the eyes of the happy parents, man on horseback that I could nor could they find words to give
“I believe you, my boy : I am When next our young hero pleased with your honest inten- came into the presence of his tions. Perhaps you will meet benefactor, his appearance was with better success another time. certainly altered for the better, Let me see ; you have now paid though no disadvantages of dress one shilling and fivepence: that is could rob his noble countenance not amiss for the time;" and with of its lofty expression. Mr. Cavenan encouraging smile Mr. Caven- dish had previously made arrangedish suffered him to depart. ments for him to become an inmate
Though Mr. Cavendish had, from of his own house, and had also the first, concealed his intentions, entered his name as a pupil in a his heart was planning a work neighbouring school. John Wilof benevolence, which was nothing | liams is now receiving a liberal
education, and enjoying all the he said, “I am very sorry, sir, but advantages which wealth can pro- I have broken your window," that
Such a sudden change of showed that he had the principle position and prospects would, in of truth. But, when he said, If many instances, prove injurious to you will be kind enough to take the moral character ; but with a the money a little at a time," and mind based upon the solid princi- drew the few halfpence from his ples which our young friend pos- pocket, to lay on the table that sesses, little fear may be enter- showed that he had the principle tained that such will be the result. of honesty.
L. Yes. He wanted to do more
than speak the truth. He wanted Ion. I like that boy for speaking to give back to the gentleman all the truth—but, I like him even that belonged to him. more for being honest.
W. I see now,-he wished not When he ran up to the gentle- to deprive him of anything that was 'man's house to tell him, and when his--and that was, HONESTY.
A SONG FOR OCTOBER.
Can you change the alternations of darkness and of light?
How futile are such questions, addressed to mortal man,
And now when leaves fall thickly, and hollow boum and swell
H. G. ADAYS.
the eye ;-and it ends in a straight WILLIE'S FRAMEWORK.
ridge which you see in front of the
temple bone. What is this one THE BONES OF THE FACE.
called, mamma? M. We noticed, last week, the M. Put your hand up to your bones of the upper part of the head face and try if you can feel the -the skull. This week we will ob- bone, Ion-you will soon know serve the bones of the lower part- what to call it. the face. I wish you first to point out Ion. I can feel it, mamma, it is the different openings, or holes in under my cheek. It is called the the face, which are worth noticing. cheek bone, I suppose. And, I can
Ion. Let me, please, mamma. see in the picture two little bones There are the holes for the eyes— placed just where the bridge of the sockets you called them—then my nose is—they are nose bones, I the hole for the nose—and then, suppose. there must be another hole for the M. You had better say nasal ear, somewhere. Ah, I have found bones. That is a better word; it-here it is. It is drawn in the it is made from the Latin word, picture just at the end of the lower nasus, a nose. jaw bones. And, again, there W. And, lastly, mamma, for must be a hole where the head is this one is the last I can see, there fastened to the neck-a hole for the is the lower jaw bone. spinal cord to pass through, to be L. Now, I will count up the prinjoined to the brain. See, I have cipal parts which we have noticed. found four holes !
Those of the face areM. Now I will give you some
1. The sockets for the eyes. new names for them. In speaking 2. The orifice for the nose. of any one of them, do not call it 3. The orifice for the ear. a hole, but, an orifice. So you 4. The opening where the head may say that the different openings is joined to the neck. in the face are
The cheek bones.
6. The nasal bones.
7. The upper jaw bone. The orifice for the ear,
8. The lower jaw bone. The opening where the head M. Very well, Lucy. Let us
is joined to the neck. now think of something else. You Let us look, secondly, at the know that the skull contains the bones of the face. How many brain,—the organ of thinking, as bones do you see?
you called it. What organs do you W. Here is a bone in front, find in the face ? mamma. The top of it forms part W. There are several organs:of the edge for the eye's socket, and the eyes, the organs for seeingthe bottom part contains a row of the nose, the organ for smelling teeth. I suppose, from that, the and the ears. I can tell you, bone is one of the jaw bones. mamma, why these organs are
M. Yes; it is the upper jaw bone. placed in the lower part of the
Ion. Then here is another bone. | head-it is because they are all It is behind the first one. Part of servants to the great organ above its edge also forms the sockets for them. They get the knowledge, and send it up through the nerves which are used in eating. So the to the brain. You know what I face contains the eating part of mean. The eye gets an idea of your head, and the skull contains the size, or the colour of things, the thinking part. the ears get the ideas of sounds, You may learn something from and of beautiful music, and so on. this. Listen. If you exercise one Then they send these ideas up to organ more than another, it will our brain to be thought about. often increase in size. What
Ion. Ah, ah, ah! — and, while broa, shoulders, and strong arms, you are thinking so much about some of the porters have, who ideas, Willie, you are forgetting a carry such heavy loads. I dare very important organ-the mouth, say you have often noticed them. and the teeth in it! It finds ideas So, when a man exercises his which are not sent up to the brain, mind very much, his brain becomes but down to the trunk of my body, larger, and his skull, too- at the to be left in an organ there, called same time, his face sometimes the stomach, it often gives the becomes small and thin. stomach an idea of a good dinner. But if you ever notice a man I wonder what would become of who cats and drinks very much, the other organs, and all the ideas his jaw bones seem to increase, they send up to the brain, if it and his face becomes much larger were not for this organ!
--while, as he has not much time M. Yes, this is a very important to think, his skull does not grow organ, Ion. Although the face so fast, and is small. Here is a contains the organs which are drawing for you of a man who is called the senses-yet the largest fond of thinking, and of another part of it is formed by the jaws, | man who is too fond of eating.
L. I can tell at once, mamma, man. Why, his face is twice as which is the thinking man—this large as his skull. one is. And the other is the eating M. Yes. And, as the lower