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“How? why?” said Karl, kindly, and with and the stranger were rewarded; he was saved a flushed cheek.

from the ceaseless remorse which Justice ever “Nay, ask me not, dear Karl ; for answer I sends to follow the steps of Vice, and breathe a have none to give, save that your lot is too en- blight over the flowers which grow upon its viable, perchance, to be looked upon without way; and Mina, the wife of her youth's pure repining, and so adieu !"

love-of him who had been to her father, mother, Adieu, then, if it must be so, gallant stran- lover, and friend-forgot in her happy life the ger," said the German, as he accompanied him cloud which had once for a brief season darkto the gate.

ened over it; and if sometimes she remembered Quiet, Sultan,” said the stranger, as his the stranger horseman, as he was called in the steed pranced and tossed his head, and spring- village, it was not with the bitterness of ing into the saddle, he raised his hat from a wounded vanity, nor the sting of love uprebrow upon which sat the calm of conquered turned. passion; and raising his eyes to take a last Those who have never known what it is to farewell of the bride as she watched him from strive with evil till the demon flees from them, the casement just above his head, one bright will probably smile at our story; it will

, howdrop-it might be from the heat of some ever, show, how often man, in his pursuit after passing summer cloud-fell upon his cheek, and pleasure, may plant thorns in noble hearts, dash sank into his heart, as the molten gold which is from the lips of one purer, better than himself storied to have been poured on that of Crassus. the cup of living water, and by the gratification His hand trembled, and his cheek paled for a, of his own ill caprices and grosser tastes, overmoment; but the shout of children's voices cloud for ever some fair life; unless with the burst upon his ear, and his steed plunged re- peerless prize of wooed beauty, won and within sentfully under the unwonted spur that galled his grasp, he should have heart and loyalty him; and the Englishman galloped away. And enough to resign it. when Karl Yugel sought his bride, he found For the better among men, our inoral may be her looking on the road whose windings hid the idle; but there are some, doubtless, to whom our stranger from her sight, and her lip quivered, tale would speak in their own language. and her hand was cold. But both the maiden

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HANS DUD ELDE E. Soon it was mid-day; the reapers seated them

selves under the shadow of the trees, and ate (From the German.)

their dinners; but Dudeldee had had no luck, BY ELIZABETH O'HARA.

and he sorrowfully began to munch a stale,

mouldy crust he had in his pocket. Again he It is a great while ago, many hundred years, threw his nets; the sun went slowly down, the that there lived a fisherman called Dudeldee

reapers sought their homes, every place was and his wife. They were so poor that they had no silent, and Dudeldee was alone-he had not house, only a wooden hut, where every one could caught a single fish. He was sad and tired, see through the chinks. Dudeldee was happy, and thought of going home; but as he tried a but his wife was always discontented; she wished last cast he sungfor one thing and another, and plagued her husband from morning to night. She would never

“ Fishes, fishes from the lake." let him alone because they were not rich, and

“ Dear Dudeldee, what will you take ?” she could not have all she wanted.

answered a little fish, that came swimming They were standing one evening at his towards him with his head just above the threshold, looking at the prospect ; there were water. many pretty cottages around them; and his Poor Dudeldee was so astonished to hear the wife said, " See what a hut we have, the worst fish speak, that at first he could not reply; but in the place—why cannot we be like others ? he thought to himself, “ Hum! if I may have but you are so lazy; you will not work as other what I will take, you shall not wait long for an folks do."

He looked about him, thinking what " Why what more can I do?” asked Dudel- he should ask for; but casting his eyes on a dee; “ do I not go out fishing every day, and country house across the lake, he remembered all day?"

his wife's wish for a better house, so he said, " That is not enough,” she answered ; “ you“ I should like to have a cottage like that one should stay all night, and then you might get opposite-it would be a palace after my

wooden more fish-but you are so idle, you care for hut. nothing but sleeping;” and thus she continued “ Go home," said the little fish,

" and see scolding him.

what you shall see.” The next day he rose up very early, and went So 'Hans Dudeldee went homewards, and to fish in a large lake. And he saw people pass looking attentively at the farms and cottages, up and down, but his nets remained empty. I saw a beautiful castle, with many rooms, in the

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place where his hut used to be. It was so very

“ I must be an alderman of a court, so that I grand there was nothing to be wished for. The may be higher than all my neighbours.". hall was paved with marble, the walls gilded, - Go home," said the fish, “it is so.” the floors inlaid, the parlours splendidly fur- And when he returned home, the neighbours nished ; in short, all was so fine that Hans Du- were doing homage to his wife, who had already deldee had no heart to enter it; he could not imprisoned some of them for nicknaming her think it was his house. He would have gone the haughty fish-woman. on further, had not his wife stood on the door- They often now went into the town where the step. As soon as he saw her, he called out, king dwelt, and mixed with the nobility, but “ Are you satisfied with your house now?” and they did not know how to behave, so they were told her how it came there.

laughed at, and a Countess christened them the That is just what surprises me,” she an- Fish Earl and Countess Dudeldee. Once more swered; “ but, after all, I have seen finer houses she grew angry, and said to her husband, “ Let when I was in service at town. It will do ; but yourself be made a King, then I shall be a you are so stupid-you have forgotten the best Queen; I shall no longer be called the Fish part. See, are our clothes fit for this house ? Countess." had you not sense enough to wish we should be But Hans Dudeldee remonstrated with her, tidily decent ? You are always so slow and saying, “Think a little; we were poor; we had foolish, or we might have had it all at once.”' only a hut to live in, and that the worst in the

She went on snarling and grumbling till he neighbourhood; now we have all in abundance; fell asleep; but he rose by day-break, and set off let us be contented.” to the lake, where, standing in the same place, His wife, however, would not be satisfied, but he again cast his nets, and cried

said, “What! am I to let myself be called the “ Fishes, fishes from the lake.”

Fish Countess ? Am I to endure the pride of Dear Dudeldec, what will you take?"

the town ladies? No, you must wish as I bid replied the little fish; and Dudeldee soon made you; you must not be so poor-spirited and known his wife's desire that their clothes should he would make her a Queen.

Thus she teased him till he promised suit their new house. “ You shall have them,” said the fish; and

He went to the lake, and casting his nets the fisherman at once found himself in a fine sung his old song: cloth coat, braided with gold, silk shoes and

Count Dudeldee, what will

take?" re

you stockings, and an embroidered waistcoat, all in turned the little fish. the latest fashion. When he went home, he

He told him he wished to be a King. hardly knew his wife in her silks and satins.

“ Be it so," said the fish. She was looking out of the window, and ex

On his return home he found his house much claimed, “ Is that you, Hans ?”

larger, and more splendid; and prime ministers “ Yes, it is,” he answered. “Now will you tlocked around him. His head felt very heavy;

and marshals, with their ribbons and orders, be satisfied ?“ We shall see," she replied.

and he lifted his hat, when lo! it was a gold

crown. They lived on very comfortably for some

As for his wife, he did not recognize time : at last, as he was going fishing one day,

her, he was so dazzled by her golden sceptre " Why do trouble you

and jewels. He asked her if she were pleased yourself with fishing ?”

now? she asked, “ let it alone, and ask for a big chest of gold.”

Yes, till I can find something better," she “ That is true enough,” he thought, as he

swered; “ I should be a fool to sit still when went to the lake ; and, throwing in his net, he there's more to be had for asking.”

They now lived comfortably for some time, as sung“ Fishes, fishes of the lake.”

Dudeldee's wife could think of nothing more “ Dear Dudeldee, what will you take ?"

to want, and had beheaded the lady who had

christened her the Fish Countess. But this was again answered the little fish.

not to last for ever. She read in the newspaper A big chest of gold,” he replied. “ Go home,” said the fish; “ go up to your and emperors who had more subjects, power,

of kings and princes, and that there were kings bedrooin, and there you will find a large chest and dominion than Dudeldee. Immediately she of gold.' As soon as he was back, his wife bought a would be the greatest king on earth. So he

began to torment him till he promised that he coach and horses for herself, and a horse for

once more set his nets and cried him, and went to the town ard hired a cook and house servants; but all the neighbours laughed,

“ Fishes, fishes of the lake.” and called her the haughty fish-woman. This “ King Dudeldee, what will you take ?” vexed her so much, that she teazed her husband perpetually that he should set her above their answered the tish; and Dudeldee said, “Make neighbours; so he went out once more with his

me the mightiest King or Cæsar on earth.” nets, and again sung

It was no sooner said than done. He found

a splendid palace waiting him, and the courts “ Fishes, fishes of the lake."

crowded. There were poets, with songs in his Dear Dudeldee, what will you take ?"

praise printed in golden letters; schoolmasters, the little fish again replied.

with their petitions for an increase of salary

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in their best writing; chamberlains, their hats and passed out by his back gate through the under their arms, hurrying about; country rain, up to the lake, where, casting the nets, he people who had law-suits, waiting to beg his criedmercy; sentinels parading before his doors; a

“ Fishes, fishes of the lake.” coach with ten horses, twenty outriders, and six footmen hanging behind; peacocks and silver King Dudeldee, what will you take ?” pheasants in his park: in short, there was all sung the fish. that the greatest Emperor could have, and also " Ah!” he said, “but little; my wife wishes two dwarfs waiting to receive his orders to to have rain and sunshine, spring, summer, amuse him.

autumn, and winter, as she chooses." The new Emperor Dudeldee would have been “ Is that all?" asked the little fish. No, the happiest of men if his wife would have no, King Dudeldee; I see that you

and

your allowed him, but she constantly told him any wife are good for nothing, so you shall be the other lord might raise himself to be his equal, poor fisher Dudeldee again; that will teach you and that she could take no pleasure in society how to be so over-grasping and unreasonable.” unless she could do what no one else in the The little fish disappeared, and the dark blue world could. Their quarrels were endless, he waves closed over him. Dudeldee cried oft and was so angry that his wife would not be satis- loudfied; but they always made it up again. “ What is the matter?” he asked her one

“ Fishes, fishes of the lake," day.

but his friend never again replied "I am ill from the rainy weather ; it has been

“ Dear Dudeldee, what will you take ?" bad for four days, and I will have sunshine. I choose to be able to do all I please, that I may No, there he stood, poor as the first day, in have spring, summer, autumn, and winter, as his leathern hose, an old, old fisherman. His it suits me. Go and make it so."

castle and palace were gone; but there was bis “ Well," he thought, “if I can go out in the wooden but, and his wife in her filthy rags, a rain and come home in the sunshine, just as my miserable shrew. This is the story of the unwife or I like, she may be pleased at last. I reasonableness of persons who are never satisshould be a fool not to try.”

fied, and at last were laughed at by all who Again he threw his nets over his shoulder, I knew them.

THE WORK - TAB LE.

FLORAL CARD.BASKET.

IN CROCHET.

MATERIALS :-Of crystal wool, a small quantity of each of the following colours : light and dark

green, blue, violet, and claret. Shaded lilac, cerise, and violet Berlin. Plain white, 4 skeins, strand, and two shades of red; 6 shades of orange, 2 skeins of claret filoselle, and 1 of black floss; 1 ball of light green spangled twine, fine and coarse wire, and a few ears of barley ; 5 yards crochet cord.

With the darkest orange (almost brown) 7th. Lightest orange; 2 claret over the centre begin on the end of the crochet cord, 12 sc. of 6 claret, and all the rest light orange, increasClose into a round, and work with the same co- ing enough to keep the round quite flat; fasten lour another round, increasing sufficiently to off. keep the cord flat.

Take a piece of wire, 3 inches long, and with 2nd round. Same orange and white; * 2 i the violet-spangled work do 24 stitches of sc orange, 4 white, x 7 times in the round.

over it, leaving a morsel of wire at each end to 3rd. Next orange, * 3 orange on two; 5 turn down. X Take the spangled twine, and white on 4, X 7 times.

do thus : * 3 d c, 2 ch, miss 2*, end with 3 d c. In increasing on a round, observe to make Turn back, and do 3 d c under every chain, and the extra stitches in the centre rather than at the

the 2 ch between, beginning and ending with 3 ch, edges of a stripe. In working 5 white on 4, and I dc on the end dc. Do these two rows 4 for instance, it is better to do 2 on the 2nd or times backwards and forwards. Then with the the 3rd, than on the 1st or 4th. This rule claret wool do a row of sc, holding in a wire, always holds good in radiating patterns. and working on every stitch of the last end:

41h. Next orange; x 4 orange on 3, 6 white X Do between the crosses 5 times, and at the on 5, X 7 times.

6th join the last row to the first wire. 5th. Next orange and claret filoselle ; x 5 A line of sc must now be worked with the orange on 4, 8 claret on 6 white, x times. violet-spangled wool, at each edge of this piece,

6th. Next orange; x 9 orange, coming over working in the ends of wire. At one edge it 5 orange, and 1 silk at each end; 6 claret over must be contracted to fit the round already the 6 centre of light claret, x 7 times.

made; the other edge should be stretched as

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much as possible. Crochet it to the round. At FOR THE Flowers. Wind some black the outer edge do a s c stitch with the claret floss round a card one inch wide, about twelve filoselle, on every stitch.

times; secure the threads at one edge of the card FOR THE BORDER.– With the violet wool, before slipping off. Cut the loops to form a idc, 2 ch, miss 2 of the last round. Repeat all tassel. Do three of these. For the poppy : round. Work with a coarse hook, say No. 14. with blue wool make a chain of 6, close it into a

2nd round. Same wool ; * 8c under a loop, round, and work on it i dc in every stitch, with 3 ch, 2 dc under the next, x 1 ch, 2 dc under 1 ch betwveen. the next, X 3 times, 3 ch, * repeat all round. 2nd round. Dc under every chain, with 2 ch

Last round. Spangled cord ;'s cover the last between. Join on the darkest red wool. Dc sc under the same chain, 4 ch, sc under ch be- under every chain, with 3 chain between. Join fore the 2 dc, 7 ch, sc under the chain between on the light red, x sc under one chain, 1 ch, the second and third set of 2 dc, 7 ch, sc un- 3 d c under the next chain, 1 ch, x all round. der chain after the last 2 dc, 4 ch, X; repeat

Sew in the little tassel of black floss at the all round.

centre of the flower, and it is complete. FOR THE LEAVES.- Five light green, and Three of these poppies are to be made, and five dark. Make a chain of 17 stitches. Cut four rather smaller flowers, two of which are to off a piece of cannetille, 4 inches long, and be begun with straw colour, and finished with work it up one side and down the other. violet; the others finished with scarlet (both

1st side. lsc, 1 short double, and i dc in ombré). one, 2 dc, 1 short treble, and one tc in one, 12 The flowers, leaves, and ears of corn are tc, etc, and 1 short tc in one, 1 dc, 1 dc, and sewed in groups on the outer wire of the basket. 1 short dc in 1, 2 sc in one. Bend the wire Two new stitches are introduced here. Short down the other side of the chain, and work on it dc is begun like dc, but the thread drawn 1 sc in the same stitch as the last, 1 short dc, through three loops together. Short tc is beand i dc in one, 1 dc, 1 short tc, and itc in gun like t c, but the thread drawn through one, 12 tc, 1 tc, and 1 short tc in one, 2 dc, three loops first, and then through two. Each 1 dc, and 1 short dc in one, 1 sc slip. To is a little shorter than the stitch from which it fasten off, plait the end of wool with the two derives its name. ends of wire, to form a small stem.

AIGUILLETTE. SOFA CUSHION.

IN APPLICATION. MATERIALS :-A square of rich cloth, of any colour that will harmonize with the furniture; a piece of

black velvet of the saine size (that with a silk face will do); a knot of black Albert braid, and of any colour that will suit the cloth, and six skeins of coarse sewing silk to match; also some liquid glue, and black silk.

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The Albert braid is (as most of our readers are gestion, for coloured braid-work and application. aware), a new material, manufactured at our sug- It has a much richer effect than Russian silk

braid, which is flat, and always needs something outlines through all the folds of the paper. Lay to throw it up. In sewing on Albert braid, the the pattern, thus prepared, over the velvet, keepstitches are to be taken across the thin parts of ing it in its place by means of weights, and the cord. About four to every inch will be pounce it. Remove the paper; go over the quite sufficient.

marks with a solution of flake white and gum We have recommended black Albert and arabic, and with sharp-pointed scissors cut out some other colour for this cushion. This colour the whole pattern on the velvet. Lay the velvet should not be the same as the ground, but on the cloth, with every part properly arranged, should contrast well with it. With crimson and glue it down. cloth for instance, green braid would look well, The black braid is laid at the edge of the veland vice versâ. With blue, a yellow cord may vet, and the coloured close to it, on the cloth. be used, and with an orange ground a rich The fibres of the leaves are then worked in chain dark blue braid is very effective.

stitch with the coloured silk. To prepare the work. Draw a quarter of the A square of black velvet, or of cloth like the pattern, of the full size, on writing paper; then ground, may be used for the back of the cushion, take a large sheet, fold it evenly in four thick and a thick cord, with a tassel at every corner, nesses, lay the drawing over it, and prick the is the proper trimming. AIGUILLETTE.

HANDKERCHIEF BORDER.

IX POINT LACE.

MATERIALS :—The Point Lace Cottons of Messrs. Walter Evans and Co., Boar's Head Cotton Manu

facturers, Derby; and No. 7 White Cotton French Braid. In compliance with the request of several of our friends, we give them a section of a very simple and inexpensive point lace handkerchief border. The pattern is to be repeated as often as required, to form half of each side, and reversed for the other half. It may be traced from the engraving, which gives the stitches with so much accuracy, that no possible difficulty can arise in working them. They are all to be found in the earliest point lace instructions. The three rows of Sorrento edging which form the outer border are done with W. Evans and Co.'s Mecklenburgh thread, No. 120. The same should be used for the Raleigh bars which form the ground-work for the

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Mechlin wheels, and rosettes in the centres with No. 90 of W. Evans and Co.'s boar's head

of The and Brussals lace may the flowers,

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