the soil are never entirely eradicated--ask the farmers of land, and the farmers of souls.
"Must be!" repeated Mr. Gray, looking in a dreamy manner at his daughter.
"I promised his father to think of him--to study him by all the means in my power. I see that no one understands him but me, and I hear that he is sinking away from all that made him good and noble. I will do my best for him, and there is no one who can stop me here."
"--Is a new friend, who has been kind to me, and whom I love--but he hasn't the power to make me break my promise to the dead. That man is desolate, and heavily afflicted, and I will go to him!"
"Against MY wish?"
"Yes--against the wishes of all in the world--if they were uttered in opposition to me!" cried Mattie.
"Then," looking very firm and white, "you will choose between him and me. He will be a friend the more, and I a daughter the less."
"It cannot be helped."
"You never loved me, or you wou