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apartment, Amherst led Cleavet out, and communicated to him the distressing turn his affairs had taken, giving way to the full tide of his affiction.

Dusub js <3796 Cleaver, having heard him, and after recotering from the astonishment his narration threw him into, began, with all the enterprise), of a British tar, to recommend an attempt to cut the little vessel out of the enemy's port, and make prize of her. But seeing that Amherst's sense of honour, and respect to the laws of hospitality, forbade him to commit so great an outrage against the feelings of the uncle, even although he should have the niece's consent, he dropped the proposal, and, seeing he had no other plan to offer, said all in his power to console him. But his words fell like drops of rain on the surface of an agitated obeat, and he desisted from a task, which he saw was hopeless, He, however, urged him to rouse his self-command so far at least, as to hide his mer lancholy, from observation, to avoid the risk being misinterpreted by those who were ignorant of the causes Amherst exerted, all his energy to comply with his advice, and he found it the more necessary to do so as he understood from Cleaver

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1 Amherst therefore hurried to his own Chamber to endeavouritoroothpose himself the private."But chis he found of little benefit, his thoughts carrying him immediately back to the distressing conversation of the morning. But these agonizing reflections were interrupted by the entrance of O‘Golochar. The Irishman himself did not apk pear to be in the most cheerful mood; but Amherst had neither time nor inclination to ques

question him as ito his afflictions. The dinner-bell rang, and, summoning up all the resolution he was master of to conceal his painful feelings, he hastened down stairs to meet the company.

7 : {}, He had no sooner entered, than he was saluted by the graceful bow of Mr Macgillivray, whom he inmediately recognized as une does an old acquaintahree. After some cordial expressions had passed between them out yd 691919123/"> ņI

Mr Oakenwola," said the Highland laird, “your countenance brings to my recollection that of an English ses-captain, who bote the

same name as you do, and by, whose humane exa erționgih was, many years ago, Baved from a min teny grave at Naples, 19 He was, I think, Captain Oakenwold of the Grampus Map-of-War, then lying in the bay. 1.set m1011 9mit veel udt tot -off I believe,” said Amherstood I think Ime: member having heard my father say, that he once commanded a ship of that names of 90111 ilf The Grampus !" !said Cleaver, who was within hearing of what had passed, "Aye, that he did ! Surely no one knows better than I do, seeing I was his lieutenant at the time." soru b

. D. Then, Mr Oakenwold,” said Macgilkiray, taking Amherst's hand, and pressing it to his bosom, f' in you I certainly behold the son of my preserver. The story is short. When I was as young man, I happened to be riding along the rocks in the neighbourhood of Baia, on a stub ború runaway muld. The animal took fright at some accidental noise, and darting off with me! along the edge of the precipice, losti bis footing, and rolled over the rock into the seas. Stúpifieds with the height of the fall, I was unable to make the effort necessary for swimtaing, and should in fallibly have gone to the bottom; had not a man

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of-wat's boat been passing at the very moment
within a few yards of the spot Wherefl fé In
that boat- was your father.29/He dragged wie
senseless from the waves, just as I was sinking
for the last time. From that moment to the pre-
sent, I have been under the pressurel of unac-
knowledged gratitude. Id is now my good for
tune to have it in my power to express it to the
Son of my preserver; and I may say that it still
exists as fresh here, putting his hand energex
tically to his breast, as the day it was impresse

me by the kind action." - "17" 11,30 " Why, faith, now you mention it, Sir," said Cleaver,: “I do remember to have heard your father, Amherst, tell the story.[fuI 'tecollect right, it happened the very day we saited=1 He had gone to look at some of the wonders of that coast before leaving it...'301,2191 od utedo

*** When I first saw you in the Cove of Eagles holme, said Macgillivray to Amherst,g your name, as well as your strong family resemblancej recalled your father to my recollection. This was the cause of the apparently rude and imper timent manner in which eh scanned your face. You may remember I had little opportunity of

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satisfying myself with regard to you that night: and business called me home next day, on soon afterwards ; but I was resolved upon this oprasion, not to leave the low-country without ascertaining whether you were a relation, if not the son of Captain Oakenwold, « This, I must confess, was the chief object of my visit of this day, to my good friend, Sir Alisander, and I need not say what satisfaction I have felt in the disco very."

Macgillivray followed up these speeches with a number of kind inquiries about the Admiral. Amherst being seated next to him at dinper, had a great deal of conversation with him. His manners were fashioned after that, overstrained school of politeness, giving its character to those of the best bred Scotch people of the day; but travel had given him the power of throwing its forma lity aside, whenever circumstances required him to do so, and his remarks were lively and entertaining. At first, there appeared a certain, sly. ness of expression in his countenance, that might have made one hesitate as to his sincerity, but a very little time only was necessary to wear, away


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