LOB LIE-BY-THE-FIRE by Juliana H. Ewing
WILD JACK from Temple Bar
VIRGINIA by Mrs. Forrester
MR. JOSIAH SMITH'S BALLOON JOURNEY from Belgravia
NUMBER 7639 by Mary Frances Peard
GONERIL by A. Mary F. Robinson
OUT OF THE SEASON from Temple Bar
ere?" asked Miss Betty, solemnly.
"I didn't know the precise spot, my dear madam, but----"
"You didn't see it, sir, I hope?" said Miss Betty.
"Bless me, my dear madam, I found it!" cried the parson.
Miss Betty bridled and bit her lip.
"I never contradict a clergyman, sir," said she, "but I can only say that if you did see it, it was not like your usual humanity to leave it lying there."
I've got it in my hand, ma'am!" "Why He's got it in his hand, sister!"
cried the parson and Miss Kitty in one breath. Miss Betty was too much puzzled to be polite.
"What are you talking about?" she asked.
"The diamond, oh dear, oh dear! _The diamond!_" cried Miss Kitty. "But what are you talking about, sister?"
"_The baby_" said Miss Betty.
WHAT MISS BETTY FOUND.
It was found under a broom-bush. Miss Betty was poking her nose near the bank that bordered the wood, in her hunt for the diamond, when she caught sight of a mass of yellow of a deeper tint than the mass o