THE DIMPLE IN HER CHEEK. She really isn't handsome, for her hair's an ugJy shiide; Her eyes are like a pale-blue glass of seaside lemonade; Her nose is short, her chin is long, her voice has got a squeak; But, Bh you'd be delighted with the dimple in her cheek. I'm often sorsly constrained her looks to criticise; I'm sorry that I can't adore her huir, her nose, her eyes; But of these unattrictire things I'm powerless to speak Whonever I may gaze upon the dimple in her cheek. Of all the many pretty girls my heart has over known, 'ril she of all the lot that I would gladiy call my own; For while in many ways her claim to beauty's very weah, I'd simply like to own for life the dimple in her cheek.
ANOTHER IDIOT. JACK: Didn't you have your revolver in your hand when you saw the burglar, TOM Oh, yes I JACK: Well, why didn't you shoot at him ? TOM: I didn't know the confounded thing was loaded. SAECASM. "WIFE Mother is coming to visit us, Charles. HUSBAND: Lucy, you know that your mother and I always fight. WIFE (hysterics m the distance): Now Charles, I don't see why you always object to my happiness, and HUSBAND: All right; letheroenie. Any- thing for peace. MR. FRESHMAN: Excuse me, Professor, but are you good at figures ? PROFES^OB MATTHEW MATICS: Ahem: Why do you ask, Mr. Freshman ? MR. FRESHMAN (moving away): Only to find out whether you preferred Mrs. Langtry'a or Madame Modjeska's. JUDGE What is the man charged with ? OFFicsB: Electricity, your honour. He stole a batten
FEMININE FANCIES, FOIBLES, AND FASHIONS. BY "MURIEL." ALL BIGHTS RESER V ED.; ABOUT FURS. Fur is the leading feature of this season's trimming, and Persian lamb and astrachan furs-these not being identical, as generally supposed-are introduced whenever possible. Dresses show a liberal amount of this trim- ming. Millinery and mantles are a mass of it; and just now, during the drapers' sales, is the time for picking up odd lengths of this expen- sive fur. Unlike sable, good imitations of Persian lamb are not uncommon. The glossy appearance of the skin is the desirable feature and true test of the real fur, and on close inspection the deficiency is apt to be apparent, but at a fair distance a good imitation passes muster fairly well. I prefer long-haired furs always they appear more graceful, and they suggest greater warmth and elegance. Last,also, and yet by no means least, long hair furs are more becom- ing to the oomplexion than those which may be called short furs. Bear, both dark and light shades, is becoming. Lynx, skunk, stone-martin—these, with, of course, Imperial sable, are all to be commended. Nor must I forget the fur of the Arctic fox, nor even the humbler skin of the home-grown badger. The fleece, too, of the homely sheep, blanched to abnormal whitness, and crinkled according to taste, is comfortable-looking, so long as it retains its normal purity. 1 write normal," but chronology here dates no further back than the day when the sheep's coat took on its abnormal glorification-a condition, by the way, which soon lends itself to the influence of adverse olimates. I hear that minever and ermine are coming in again, but London is not quite so pure of atmosphere as it was when last these furs were in vogue. Perhaps no fur is really so durable and becoming as seal. It lends the same soft bloom to the face as velvet. In order to meet the purses of such as incline to seal and cannot lay out 30 or 40 guineas for a long coat, short seal jackets have been much patronised; seal muffs and oapes have been very largely patronised also. Capes are very fashionable, and many of the new jackets have over or cape sleeves, the circular three- quarter shapfji being gathered round the neck. HOW INDISCREET. I observe that many toilets prepared for early spring are lined with chamois leather, and so soon as extra oovering may be left off, or even before, the cape is sure to be dis- carded. Even in the bitter weather now pre- vailing one occasionally sees some rabid creature abroad with nothing exoept her gown and underwear upon her shoulders. Such women, however, are really fond of dispersing small, inconsequent tufts of astrachan, which oan, in scarcely any way, tend to advance bodily temperature. w w • MORE ECCENTRICITY. Plain or shaped bands of fur are worn at the edge of gowns. Usually there is an elaborate design above the border. For dress materials there are cloths on which are woven large spots of astraohan, and others show ragged-looking tufts of camel hair. # # # THE COLOURS OF THE HOUR. Grey promises to be much favoured, as it was during many recent springs, but it is now being manu- factured in lovely velvet-like clotbo, or very light tones of grey. Tan and emerald green are favourite combinations so too are heliotrope and green, and golden brown and yellow tan. • • BOAS AND MUFFS. Boas are far more conspicuously worn than last year. A good-sized oollarette, with long stole shape ends, is not so smart-looking, but a more sensible article of dress, Large fur muffs have nearly superseded the fancy muffs, which need to be considered smart if match- ing a bonnet or hat. THE RAGE IS FOR JEWELLED EMBROIDERY. The new materials for evening wear are jewelled with, spurious gems and also enriched with tinsel threads —gold or silver, as may be. Silk nets, which are altogether costly, are fur- ther covered with silk floral embroidery. Sprays of mignonette, detached violets, pansies, and poppies also are wonderfully effective worked on the surface ef the net with appropriate foundation of coloured silk. Then Kussian silk spot net in various colours, including notably yellow, pale blue, pink, white, and pale green, makes up well over self-coloured satin or silk founda- tion skirts, the spots on the net giving a pleasant glancing in accordance with the movement of the wearers. 4 WRAPS FOR THE YOUNG Inexpensive wraps for young girls can be made of circular cloth capes reaching to the waist or below it. They are set into a pointed yoke at the neck, and are made with high Medioi collars, lined ostrich feather trimmings. The cape is usually lined with soft silk sarcenet or other material. < AVOID EXCESS. A vast qu&ntity of turquoise embroidered nets are worn, and there are similarly embroidered nets, laoes, and fringes to make up in connection, but in utilising such pro- duots one must be oareful of running into excessi to which temptation one is much ex- posed. One is attracted by the novelty of these new jewelled nets, and until the dress is complete in every part we hardly realise how glittering, and somewhat meretricious, the effeot of it will be. > ALL THIS SEEMS TO POINT TO THE CRINOLINE, I think there is no question as to whether flounoes will be worn in the spring. Even now ,that fabrics for winter wear are too thick to lend themselves to much drapery, there are signs that the future holds a change in the direction of more volu- minous fashions. For instance, are not flounces almost at our doors ? At present they are kept quite narrow in many instances, but moderation does not end at three flounoes near the feet. I have seen several new dressei made with flounoes extending to the waist; and one or two gowns appeared quite at home, so to speak, in three flounoes, the upper cording of the upper flounce being set in with the gathers. I confess I shall not easily reconoile myself to this radical ohange, more particularly for the reason that it is not a universally becoming fashion but years back I suppose flounoes were as much favoured as plain skirts are now. So far, well, but does not distension by one means suggest a deoided tendency towards expansion by any means ? How LOVELY! One of the loveliest evening toilets I have eeen was about to be sent home to its intended wearer-a member of the aristocraoy. The material was pale yellow silk, embroidered in gold and silver flowers. Diamonds and tea roses served to trim the bodioe-a lovely com- bination, but the most delightful, unlike the rival gem, was by no.means imperishable. <t How DOES THIS STRUíB You ? I must confess T see a pleasant com- promise between the street dress now so inoonvenient, yet so general, and that recom- mended by Mrs. Charles Handcock. Amelia Bloomer went too far. Lady Harberton not so; and yet, to a great majority, she failed to commend altogether the improvements in the dress of her sex. But there is a wide difference between the bold adoption of a skirt five inohes from the ground and one that necessitates raising by means of the hand, thus hampering move- ment and freezing the fingers. Surely the dress skirt worn by young women in the country, when taking daily walking exeroise, is sensible enough for all reasonable purposes. Mrs. Handcock's rational costume comprises a warm, short, undivided slárt, worn above knickers of tweed to match the gown, these being lined with red flannel. The skirt is lined with mackintosh to some depth, and worn over gaiters reaching the knee. The gaiters take from the appearance somewhat, but they add considerably to the warmth. I have seen that Mrs. Handcock has all th. courage of her opinions, and in the streets, olad in the costume she advocates, Mrs. Handoock looks by no means a bad pioneer to follow. QUEENLY Gossir. I think all loyal folk, whether they be per- sons or personages, will like to know what- ever yet there remains to be knewn of our good Queen. Some Reminiscences of Royalty, by Madame Albani," which has just appeared in the Ladies' Home Journal, contain some ebarming anecdotes of the affability and kindness of the Royal lady, as shown to the great musician whom it pleases Queen Vic- toria to treat on such terms of equality as are permitted between Sovereign and subject. Madame Albani tells us that the Queen continues to speak of a posy of flowers as a nosegay," which the gracious lady con- descends to gather for her hostess. The Queen also takes her tea—often two cups— from the same lady all service except of affection being dispensed with. # # EXHIBITION TREASURES. Now that the exhibition of the Royal House of Guelph is in the New Gallery—the former quarter of the Houses of Stuart and Tudor severally—we very naturally hope to discover something more about the same Hoyal House of Guelph, but certain reserva- tions with regard to the reigning dynasty are oertaintobemade. Having been very seriously indisposed, I have ouly been able to make a few cursory notes in relation to the collec- tion on view. I will, however, give more detailed information shortly. It will take some time to look through most of the things, and it is an emharras de richesses. I noticed among the articles on view the harpisoord from which melodious Handel drew forth his immortal strains (it resembles a rather old- fashioned piano); the pocket-book of John Keats; the eye-glasses, or at least one pair of those, worn by F.M. the Duke of Wellington; Dr. Johnson's simple writing desk Nelson's ohaii, onoe on board the guardship Victory; and the fatal weapon wherewith Lord Byron slew Mr. Chatworth. The Royal Gallery contains all the family portraits painted for or contributed to the exhibition. The autograph collection in the baloony will form a most interesting part of the relios. # CPHISTHASTIDE REVELS, Mr. Augustus Harris's show is one that no young oreature should misa yet enjoyment is by no means limited to persons in their sixties any more perhaps than in their six- teens. The oharming old tale of Beauty and the Beast" is splendidly got up, and Lady Dunlo, as Beauty, draws a considerable number by her personal attractions and life's romance alone. The only fault I find with a London pantomime is that it is too long—a fault that enthusiasts can by no possible means discover. But I have heard it allowed on better authority that it is quite possible to have too much of a good thing, and the more than delighted Juveniles are often a little the worse for pro- longed exoitement next day. But such ex- citements are wholesome compared with those provided at another popular place of enter- tertainment m the West End. I allude to Madame Tussaud's. Three times during Boxing Day was it found essential for public safety-- not to mention the safety of the waxwork property—to close the doors, and so keep those outside waiting until room for entranoe had been made. I heard that this embarrassing influx was in great measure due to the dreadful and revolting addition lately made to that awe- inspiring Chamber of Horrors. There is to be seen the whole of the furniture that was the inanimate witness of one of the most shocking crimes on record. Nothing, I hear, was missing—weapons, stained glus, the piano, the perambulator, the small piece of toffee dropped by the murdered child; the criminal, carefully modelled and dressed in her own olothes. That these, and such horrors as these, can afford any attraction to the peace-loving public is inscrutable; they would seem to produce only disgust and terror. I know on good authority—the best, in faot-that a sum of j625 was paid for the dreadful perambulator alone; and on expressing my horror and re- vulsion at blood money being taken for this terrible agent, I was relieved to learn that only by the sale of the effects in the best market-Madame Tussaud's-could legal assistance be obtained for the murderess To the shame of those who bought it, was the transfer of the husband's beard. Suoh acts of merchandise are too degarding for our en- lightened race. # COULD ANYTHING BE MORE GRUESOME ? When I was visiting in the country a few weeks ago some young lady friends, fond of following the sport on foot, occasionally, by courtesy of the master of the hounds, brought home the fox's brush as a trophy. Attached to a stiff rod I never contemplated the objeot with admiration, but now I find the possessors of brushes—be it observed, I refrain from the offensive mono- syllable tail—are having them made up in flexible manner, so as to enoircle the throat, much as the head and tail of the sable is nsed but the decapi- tated fox is far too aggressive to appear beneath a lady's soft ohin, and his grinning molars would frighten away the most amorous of devotees, w MORE RECRUITS TO THB BAND OF FASHIONABLE MILLINERS. The daughters of Mr. Wilson Barrett, the popular favourite, having no liking for the stage, have just set up a millinery and dress- making establishment in a very fashionable quarter of the City, i.e., 141, Bond-street. The obarming shopkeepers I see going to town in their fathers' Broughams. The Misses Bar- rett are most ohariQiiig designer*, seeming to a, know just what is likely to prove most become ing to their clients' inJividuaU. • VEILS. Our neighbours aoross the Channel ara wearing veils far below the chin. The Princest of "r ales, when I aaw her in town a short tima since, wore a fine net thickly covered witIt; velvet spots. Many women who rouge muolt like the strong contrast of black spots or- spangles on fine net-but her Royal Riehaest does not rouge. « » CHILDREN'S DRESSES LONGER. Children's dresses are worn longer; thossi. from three to six with a trimming round the edge, suggesting the days of the Stuarts and earlier Hanoverian Sovereigns and as the Tudor" and "Stuart" severally brought many old-time modes into present vogua who can tell whether or no the skimp, shorts waisted dresses worn by the Queen in hoc youth may not, out of compliment to hec Majesty, re-appear—the style of hair-dressing^ too j but that would be too trying. As yet vanity is far too strong for such a oonoessioot to politeness, supposing the reigning hous,' thinks imitation sincerest flattery. Recipes. SAVOUBJ POTATO CKUQUBTTES. Tiike three tablespoonfuis of boiled potatoegg simply mlish them, flavour them with Mvourj1 herbs, shalots, essence of anchovies, shrimps, oj other flavouring, but do not season too highly^ Kortn the mixture into balls by rolling them in sifted bread crumbs, dip in beaten egg, and Crt in boiling butter till they are well brownad on b .th sides; drain before serving, and pour the gravj iutothediihwiththem.
A WOLF HUNT. How the Sport is Pursued. Acuriespondent in Russia sends to the Stock, Keeper an interesting account of a wolf hunt, It ie, he says, absolutely necoesary to have < good pack of driving hounds. These are simtlat to the English foxhound, but somewhut coarser" They are very fierce auiuials, but do not excef in sugacity. It is necessary to keep them undei very strict discipline, otherwise they might becomf dangerous when out in the field, and, not obeying the liorn, get among csttle or sheep in the fielJa and do more damnge than the wolves. When thi hounds are tiken out for a day's hunt they ure all coupled in pairr-, led by the huntsman on horsebacte a long brass horn hanging across his shoulder, a bis dagger about lft. long in his belt, and a Whii; in his hand with a handle about 2ft. long and the thongLut 5ft., ending in a thill string fOJ cracking. The hounds have to follow his borBf as close as possible, aud must not get in front oi the s'.in up. About the beginning ol Septenibei the huntsman goes out to some 'neighbouring village close to some w.)ody country and mttkeí inquiries about the wolves. Be may hear trom the peasants long ta'es about slieep having bees killed last week, and a cow haviag come hom( with her side fearfully torn, &c.; then th< huntsman goes at night into the wood, espe- cially near a marshy pia e, and begins to bovo like a wolf. If there are wive* in the place that are sure to answer him. An experienced hunts- man can distinguish the voice of the old sire, the dam, and the youngdLer8, The next thing is to find out where the nett is. This lie ascertains by approaching the place where be heard the dam how). When close to the plaoe he may hear hot grow! at the youngsters, or he may chance to hMI! the young ones playing with each other as dojjg do. At d»ybieak he may chance to see the aire bringing a sheep or a dwg on his twek to the nest, or it may happen th..ë the mother was out ateaM ing, and now is bringing a sb"ep or something elsa on her back; two or thvee of her cubs mav be following, each carrying a goose or a duck. Tltt huntsman watches where they all go to, au4 when he is sure of the place tie goes home. The next day the whole coiflpauy attttt a g.<od breaks fast starts for the place, either on horseback, if neur, or in vehicles of all sorttf if far away. Here is the descriptiou of an incident in thft day's sportThe hounds drive the wolf out a^airif and the banter waits patiently tUt the wolf is half way from the wood, then pointing at him with tiifl finger slips bis dogs, calling out to the dogs, "Atoo, yevo!" aud then, "A loo, loo, loo l" The dogs are off like a shot, and the ilOfiC never waits for orders, but follows theifl at full gallop. The dogs are gaining the wolf turns to the right; one ot the dogs has caught him by the hind quarter tha wolf turns and snaps at the dog, which leLíf go again; the second dog is coming up to the beast from the other side, aud makes a bite or a tug at the wolf, but does not manage to get at bis neci4 All the time th«y are proceeding at a t remendou( pace, and are getting very n>Mr the spot when another hunter is posted. Ho, seeing that tfitf wolf is too quick for those two dogs, orders hit attendant to keep two dogs in reserve, and lets loose his favourite piebald Nagiajda^ Thfs noble specimen of the breed, now three year( old, is off like an arrow, and runs into the wolfy catching him by the throat; but from Uie shock the dog and wolf turn several times over each othert and tiien remain b th strctched on the ground; tho first two dogs now get up, tugging at the wolpq legs and coat. At this moment-the hunter flings himself off his horse and makes an enormous gasq in the wolf's body with his dagger. The horn ii blown, and the riders come up congratulating) th<> lucky hunter. The wolf was quite dead, bid Nagrujdai could not open his jaws; tltey wer< l ickeu. His master stroked his head and cheeks some of the bystanders suggested to blow t baccfl smoke into his ears aud nostrils but the expet rienced hunter would not allow Buch cruelty to bil favourite, he simply continued to massage thi uiuwles of tbe head and neck, which proves aftoj Home minutes to relieve the spasms of tht muscles, and the dog lets go his hold.
An American Lady's Venture in Africa. I, An American lady is about to emulate iCk Stanley *e explorations in Africa. Sho will ntartia February for Zanzibar, thence going to Mocaara bique, and afterwards journeying into Central Africa. Her idea is to study the home life of ths savage tribes. She is to take with her a pbooctf craph in order to bring back some African voices? Mrs. Sheldon, the lady in question, is to have 4 special paasport from Secretary Blaine, aa w«U alg letters from Mr. Stanley. She is to be alone in thtf enterprise, her attendants being Arabs and blags women, with, perhaps, a military escort.
Plain Cooking in England. There is, proporly speaking, nothing good t» «d| in England but roast beef, mutton chop*, aa4 fried sole (says the London correspondent ol tha Chicago Tribune). Coming from Paris, where tbf whole soul was moved to ecstasy by the melting deliciousness of seductive viinds, there is sonHK thing b irbarously rade and unsatisfactory m th« things with which one is foroed to sustain life in London. The bread if, for tbe most part, as denstt as the English appreciation of a jest, while tha compounding of sauces ia an art the Britisher csuri not learn, any more that he can appreciate them when they have been concocted. He who goes ta England to eat is as wise as he who goes to Pat|3 gonia to study art..
Craze of Australian Society. The latest fad in Vienna society is neck realo ing! It seems that every woman's neck has i' physiognomy of its own, and that all sorts ol interesting particulars oan be gleaned from j| glance did we but know It I s
HOLLOWAT'S OINTMENT AND Pirxs.—TU?EM9|>« and Fmicrauts.—Those who orofwfckeseaa change the climate bat they do not change tha oongtJRition. Tha altered oondS tioua ot l>fa, tha exigencies of Ur*v«l, Mid ether oausaa readel the trar&ller and emigrant peculiarly liable to digeaiei ana aeetdente when far from ancient medical aid. With then associated remedies at hand they may be said to haves physician always at their oall, a>'d trtey may be certain thai situations will ha constantly aristae In which they w3 require aready resonroe to time of oeed. The directions faS use which aocomytny each DOT and pnt or Holloway's fill ami Ointmeut are written n plain and simple largvuiM. ftnfl ar« Hyplicabte in all oases. Faiw Ask for Trier and Co.'s (lold Medal Flannel, i
back in his chair and his look became arro- g4nt. The Nabob took no notice. ea Reward," said he, proposed to you to thru ten roubles by donning my livery during f I am surprised that you accepted." We must eat." 'Since there is nothing," said the indoo, •* there is no such thing as hunger." •as ■f>°^en0 waa about to reply, he added, in a kindly tone, "It is true that you are not alone. You have a oompanion." u you know that, too ? I know everything." • Poleno gave a scornful smile. Well, "hat do you want?" lhat young mau whom you recommended 10 toy steward, is he your son, your brother, Or Your friend?" What is that to you ? The Nabob, having determined to put up ith the lackey's sallies, replied with the fj'test calmness: [t is a great deal to me. desire to know what claims you have upon for 1 want yon to give them up to me." Ah! ah I" said the other. "It is useless! I al:1all not give them up." That depends upon the conditions." I shall not give him up Not if I were to offer you a fortune ? Say a hundred thousand roubles." I have no use for money." "Yes, you have, since you don a livery to earn some!" Poleno shrugged his shoulders contemp- tuously. I can live on ten roubles a month. shall always earn that much. I never take bribes." Do you love this child ? Poleno gave no answer. "Suppose I told you that I mean to make Jill happy p I should not balieve it, because it is impos- sible happiness lies in the creed 1 teach, you do not know this creed." Well," said the Nabob, I want this child." 41 You will have to do without him." "No! my will cannot be resisted. I offer to bay your rje £ its, but I can take them from You. Poleno shook his head. "I doubt it." He is neither your son nor your brother p., No." So much the better. I can order you Order me!" Yes," said the Nabob. Then, suddenly ^8'n2 and extending his hand, Poleno f^staroth, No. 114 i Have you no duties to fulfil ? A-t first amazed, Poleno now arose iu bis turn. I "Ah ah you are one of us! Very well, I Inight tell you that I am bound by no oath, that I have preserved my freedom of action, that I owe obedience only to the supreme head. because I took a number to fight, not to obey." "There is no fighting without obedience." II Yes, but Andrew has been entrusted to Jy care. Iam his master; he ia mine, you °ow. You have no right to take him from lne." If Unless he himself oonsents." He will never oonsent." I We shall see that t Dowgall reaohed towards the bell. You fciust do me justice. 1 have acted as a brother should. I have tried to make you rich," You have tried to treat me as your «okey." Was I obliged to disolose myself P Could after I was once known to you, make the ofter you have heard? Do not our Jaws for- bid this ?" Who are you P" Nothing. JJ0VV ca[J a,^ such a question?'' n P bat is your number, your name among have never seen you at the lodge." «r.bne ^ou Wi^ ever sed me there." Then we are under your orders ? Do you the Mystery? Are you a "Nihil P replied the Nabob. A At this moment the door opened and iiurew appeared. Nabob said to Poleno in a voice," Is he initiatadF" r, No!" "Pupil? »' "Yes! A-ndrew drew near. At the sight of Polono could not refrain from an angry gesture, "bieh immediately changed into a scornful In fact, Poleno was changed for the t.°rse; his hair and his long beard gave to 18 angular features a stamp of savage fierce- Newly shaven, dressed in a brilliantly COloured livery and with his straight hair Petered, the austere theoristlookedlikea vul- ill trained stage valet. His parchment- j^e skin appeared yellow yet in contrast with k'8 red cstin jacket; ha always looked dirty, he now looked neither grand nor terrible. £ he beard is man's be auty," say the Arab3. tat- 08 unc^eanI'ne3s was that open, osten- ^l°Qs unc'eanliness paraded by some too ^opeudent characters. When in his den »«*d°rned by his neglected his want c'eanliness was striking, but not revolting It Was a rude protest, a kind of display of Poverty that might provoke a tear as easily a smile. His eyes shone with the fire of lntellig-enof', and emitted bright flashes that Passed over his squalid wrinkles and purified them. The filthy garret presented a scene that ?^monised very well with the creature who ^habited it. Intelligence here soared above e wretched reality. A well-grounded pity '8ht spring from astonishment, and pity tio n°W a°d then be followed by admira- a> From admiration to obedience is but a g. Andrew had passed through all these t slowly, one after the other, and had ? at ^ast» as we have seen, blind and un- boning devotion. ut Poleno was transformed. Shaved, olad .8*t»n, his face had the same blackish lnkl«s, his complexion was still sallow, and 4 8.°Iose-cut hair only looked more smooth had feasy* ^he powder, s'icking to the hair, formed on this uncultivated sod grey j, that were hideous to look at. The that usually surrounded those angular j>*r«s with a silvery halo had disappeared. fQ e?0> standing in the midst of a luxuriously ,-n aished apartment, dressed in a livery of ,and gold, was ignobly ugly and exces- ridioulous. M^]Q<^rew» overcorfle hy his meeting with 0j, e- de Schelmberg, and already inclined to his humiliation to his instructor in i ^ism, was seized at the sight of Poleno jn,. 4 feeling of disgust, which the Nabob antly noticed, KtoJ? .w was n°t livery; his worn clothes The ^°nised perfectly with his siokly looks. ,r^Zor and the scissors, however, which by *ken from Poleno the advantage given f0p .^eard to old ago had changed Andrew aPOe ^etter. This youth, almost a child, 8Ca. are^ more tidy without the flaxen down hi8 ^Ted over his face; his hair, out close to high forehead free and gave Th e'e&anoe to the curve of hi# neck. must have been a close ob- hjjjj r»«>rnot one of these details esoaped turned • Save a little smile of triumph, Ujy, and clapped bis hands. His J|e 8»-l°U8 COInpanion appeared at the door. idio^1, ? ^ew words to him in a peculiar J?0leno the servant bowed and disappeared, and w» *D(^ Andrew were eyeing eaoh other, HoticJ!'0 absorbed that they had hardly ""ion. the entranoe and exit of the myste- Person, tny Nabob said to Andrew, Come here, a > and answer my queaticns frankly." mrew bowed deferentially, and advanced a few steps. The respectful countenance of the ycuth presented a striking contrast to the insolence that Poleno had just displayed. The theorist was shocked by this, and cast a furious look at his pupil. Andrew averted his eyes. "I have just asked Mr. Poleno," continued the Hindoo, if he has the right to control your will. He has not been pleased to answer me. I am obliged to have recourse to you. Do you recognise his authority r* Andrew answered in a pleasing, but firm, tone, If No I" Poleno was about to protest. The Nabob did not give him time. 1 wish to have you near me. Do you consent to leave this gentleman, with whom you live, I think, and to come and live in this house ?" Andrew gave no answer. Poleno could no longer contain himself. He advanced threateningly, and, raising his voioe, cried Would you consent, wretched man, to leave your teacher to resume the chains of slavery, to live as a parasite with a great lord, who will oause you to re-pay him, as theseLanines have already done, for his so-called kindness by a thousand humiliations ?'' Poleno was not skilful on this occasion. Perhaps Andrew was still hesitating, but at these words he at once straightened himself up. "Ah I" said he, do you dare sppak to me of humiliations? Can there be any greater one than that which I have to-day undergone, when, olad in the livery of a laokey, J. met my old friends face to face. Do you dare talk to me of your doctrines? I see through them now. I do not know which most to despise— their monstrous depravity or their stupid impracticability, I am suffering, I ant weeping. I despise you. And you come and tell me, with your endless big phrases, that nothing exists. Dow I hate myself for hav- ing believed and admired you for almost a year." You have always had a leaning towards the lackey's business," interrupted Poleno. Lackey It was you who forced me to be one, but I shall never be one again. Ah how much I now regret what I have done, sir," said he to the Nabob. Pray, pardon me," he added, look- ing straight at Poleno, "I should say, 'my lord,' I met this felloiy at the Univer- sity. I was happy then. The Countess Lanine wished to make of me an educated and useful man. I was living at her house. I was treated like one of the family, but, as I was only six- teen, when the great men of the empire were invited to dine with my benefactress, I was served in my room. And this humiliated me. Fool that I was, I forgot that I was but a child, and that my plaoe was not yet among grave men. This man—this old man—who called himself a student, doubtless only to corrupt the young, pretended to be my friend he stimulated my stupit. rancour, opened up a prospeot which filled my inexperienced soul with enthusiasm — the prospeot of equality. The word is idiotic. To explain it required a whole creed. I Nothing exists,' he kept repeating. To prove it, he tortured himself, went hungry, insulted the persons whom I most reverenced, and did so with impunity. He taught me the dispersion and the re-union of atoms. I believed in these absurdities, and I fled from my home. It is true that I was urged to it by another influence. Yet. but for him- In a word, I now curse the moment when I met him, for my mother has perhaps died of despair, and I have sunk into poverty. Hear me, my lord," oried he, throwing himself on his knees, I know not what motive can induce a powerful prince like you to talk with two wretohes suoh as we are. 1 shall not be your lackey, but if there is a spark of pity in your heart, save me from this man take me; do with me what you like. Send me to India-I will be a soldier," the Nabob asked coolly Well, Monsieur Poleno, what do you say to this Poleno had grown livid with rage and astonishment; the prey which ho believed within his grasp was esoap- ing. The intervention of the Nabob, one of the ohiefs of the order to which he belonged, perplexed him. He knew not what to answer. At this moment a door in the side of the room opened, and four lackeys appeared on the threshold The Nabob gave a signal. Andrew and Poleno sat with their baoks to the door and saw nothing, for the lackeys had entered the study on tiptoe. The Nabob said, This child is unhappy. By torturing him you commit a crime against religion and society. Uod has given me power; I use it for His glory. I take this young man under my protection. Your blameworthy doctrines Whatt" interrupted Poleno, beside him- self, "when you yours-If Are you then a traitor? Andrew lour croed is sublime. Thill man is He could not finish the lackeys had rusbed upon him, gauged him, and carried him off. Andrew trembled with terror and astonish- ment. As for the Nabob, without losing a particle of his disdainful calm, he pointed the young man to a chair, and said, kindly, tj Now, my son, let us have a talk (To be continued.)