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A iN, ARROW ESCAPE.

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A iN, ARROW ESCAPE. There hr* haairtSful sixeam winding among ille given banka iUiiiJ' Wcky cliffs of -one of out N«wEti#lau4*lfl±un; H en«i»iWs into the livar, which in tutu .-JHM-HOS on t«> the sea. Them is a spot on--the shore of Uti" fit I.Sittil- n liigk lucUy cliff which is culled "The Lovers' Lenp." Years "go fi young Iiiiliim imiiden took litis feBrfnllo/lll to a wiileiy grnvo with her lover, lieoutso tilie WM denied the husband of her choice. Laura Cheney knows the story well. Stic IHIN illi lsei, life on the shore of tlli", beautiful stream. Her father is a luiiihermn.ii, tiiiti Ln ma keeps house for him in the little blowlI ctdtiu which they call home. Lllllla is a I'inlly girl in Fitite of the frlct, that lle is brown willi tho suit's Is is^es, mid tlxil. hoi' dresses are of course niiifei iiil, uml her shoes t'oujl itilti lititivy. All (-lie young lumbermen know this, mid oue, lilifi ititi(i ill(.Ctjflttlit c,oltl.t to lier for I wo yiMus. Bui, JrfUira lins liever loveil anyone besides Iter fattier 1111.1 the big iimxliff. Urn no—her young mother died at her hirih. Dot is it Ili-itti-iiy gilllll" with mo«dy l>I<tc»c SyM iuid a long black board, nnd Lutim is half ttil-niti of hint. An excursion parly from » city has been spending some Itiys i" fill-, vicinity. There iri one yuuug gentleman whom Lftitra. sons a good deal. He is not so large n nifin Its If eider, but Is tall, ercot 1111.1 giacediil, willi keen uray eyes, fair hair closely Clillilig about It lit-le licud, and ft long, fair moustache. Ilia hands are vvliiler and dninlier than Laura's, hot they have im^clus like steel, and he is any H>ing but the mil li-rjop Bell Herder culls him. This Godfrey Duston is sn well pleased willt Life ciiiiiii ly, Ihal. he allows the excumion party to depart without him, while lie, invest* in a Lent iiiiot it gllll, and settles down to cm nip life nenr Abol Clieney's little brown cabin, IIIId, declares his intention of staying thraugli the very Inst of the golden <»nlum,»t days. Ben Herder it lie 111I1WIoI tll i, lie hales this new-comer, who (reals LMnm with such gentle courtesy as she has never known before. As Duston becomes belter acquainted with her, his gun is ueglectuil, and they take long tvalks or soils together. He tells Laura woudeiful stories of the great world from whence lioielklite nud she, in return, reveals to him tlio seetuts of the woods, and i-elatesaiiiojjg ollier things the leyeud oJ Lovets* Leap. Godfrey, weary of ihe restraints <vf pficietyi weary of the fiivolittM women of his wot Id, sore it bettit because uf one who has cruelly deceived rtitn, draws anew lull], (lei ig lstf III tuagneURUi from this pure 111111 healthy diild of lhe foresi. She has just enough knowledge of books Co make her eager for more,, and he becomes her Lopettel.. A* the days go by, lie begins to nsk ItlwiBUlf if this is not a better life than the "lIlI'Voflltl iie.ii(st be litil)liier.to.witt this child-woman for t wife, and itift Ice atiolue liere, close to iliegvpnt benit of nature ? lie bus liol.i.iloilglit oft,liell(WIAlilf" efftttflpotl Laura, but she luves hint, altllllugh she doestrot know it. She bus only one fettr-Ille fear «rf -Bell Herder, who iiiakes, fioi-ce lore lo he»'-at every Opportunity, •'Do you think that Dusloir will iw»rryy«« Qe queries one day, -when he itas morl) lived -frer is she waved Iter hand fiow tlia,,clif-bv- tile- young man who is paddling Hloogthestrettw. "He lias a wife or sweetheart at liolim-ka.,ia JUly ftmnsing himself with yea;" I "I don't know what you meati!" alae ituminers at last. Bell gi-itptlifj herrongbly by the arm. "Don't 1 know th«tha't)bewhohedye—!ike l snake charms a bird before Jie kule fA ? Ef lie riezes lie luves, yet it's a Ue; ltecouldulklove ye as I do, Lanrie." lie never said well a tliiiigl," snys Lanra, with Hashing eyes-and crimson cheeks. me go. Ben Holder, you hurt my arm." "Ye've hurt my liamrt, Lanrie. Yowsskind ter ine 'fore that swell came. Ef ye'll be my wife, I'll never be rough ter yet tigs in, gal. les,becalifie I'm skeereil of loosing you makes me so. Laurie, cawH yet like tue a littleT, I love ye ao." They ore frightfully neRrlhe edge of the enl -an lieur, that Lunrashtbiks buck and Uius to pull her arm from Ben's grasp. Lei tue go, Ben. I do not care for you. I never, never will be yont wife i All tho brutal paasitttt in Iiia:mau!s henet flftmesiip. He again to the edge of the Cliff-" the Lovet*' Letip-ciud. pi-essed u fierce kissunou ber lips. "Oh, Ben, iluLTlmerey-" "Giioti-I)ye,. Iily lass," lie ilays hoarsely* W è' II, .tie together I" And, pressttig h«r iac»against Itis breftst, he epi ings ovar the eliff, down to the stream- below. Godfrey Dustou hears that fearful cry, and, looking up, sees the dark figures as lliey plunge downward. With two strolces of the paddle, his caOGl is near to where they went down. He knows now that he lovos this girlwlao lias been so iuiioceully happy with liim lovee Iter with the truest, sweetest love ofilia life- At last Lnnru's dusky head appears. Her great, startled eyea meet the white face of her lover as ho beuds toward her, and directly lie lifts her iuto the canoe beside hiiu. Site is ti-eiii b I ijig in every limb but he keeps his arm about her itud watches for IJoidefi He does not come up. When they find his body later on down the Stream, they see a ragged cut across the teurple, where he must have sfri nek on the rocks at the foot of the cliff, else that savage clasp ubont Laura's form would never have besit locoamd, and she must have perished also. Dustui) takes lis" litilite to her father and receives his husky titallits in silmtee, tilell goal, to his tent. He wishes to be sinus for a little whila to think. But he convee back to the littlekrtMvu cn bill in the af jaiiloon. tuid goes •traighiia^id Abul Clteney. "Do yon think that yan could spamXaiira to me, Mr. Cliaiisy ? "I he asks. What d'ye litentli young "III" ? II That I love lier, aiid want her for my wife.* ittli via tioit't k mow -ijol,littlg,ubolil; yoturiinQ Worlil, Mr. Dustou. She's just a little "illt fnwn—pretty etiovigh Its the woods, but not fit fur to be shut up in n grainl liunse.J' "May I itrik her insists the y(inttg Wal, I 'low 1 can't prevent it," answered old Abel dryly. So Duston strides ftwny to the woode, and finds Laura walking idly to and fro. Duston takes her hands in his; II Ltluflt, dear, I used to think myself a pretty good sort of a fellow until I kilflw you bill now, knowing how pure, and sweet, and IlIno- cent your life has beeii, I feet Hint 1 aa.. "(It half good enough for you. Yet I love yon, oud want you lot, my wife. I rctvod another woniau once, Laura, but she deceived and jilted me, and I grew to believe all women like her Mitlil I came here, and now, dear, I love yoN better than I ever loved her. Wit) you have me, La"i-ie ? Timidly she places her hands ill flig, wishing they did not look quite so brown. Wlten Godfrey Dustou brings his brown* I acted wife homo with him, there is excitement, Jjiit she is so pretty, «u original, nn,| witlml, Wkes so readily to her Imsbuud'a mode of "K, that; she is soon vety popular. 0111 Abel Cheney 110VOE visits his (IR"giifelle home. b He says he would miss ihe trees and the water, and that he is too old to learn Hew ways. But Laura often visits him. r He lias a housekeeper, and the little bro^vn fwlbiu has lusmies which it never knew buioiie.

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