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mother — they are so warm-hearted — what can be the reason?"

"I can't guess — some foolish superstition, perhaps. But persevere, my child; good will certainly, in the long run, overcome evil."

"I will try my best, mother. I must go now. Good-by, Jemmie. If you only feel as much better as I do for just this little visit, you'll kiss me and not shed one tear. Good-by, father! I hope, mother, you won't look quite so pale when I come home next time. Give my love to the girls when they come from Sunday-school," and away she ran, without shedding a tear — till she was out of sight.




CHAPTER VI.

MORE RULES THAN RIGHT.


Judy Phealan was with Bridget when Lucy returned. Bridget's countenance was lowering. "You've been in mighty haste," she said.

"I was afraid Mrs. Broadson would be at home, and wanting something; and I did not wish you to have the trouble of my work, Biddy."

"I don't care how soon I have it all — but you are sure to keep on the blind side of Mrs. Broadson."

"Indeed," said Lucy, "I did not know she had a blind side, Biddy." With all Lucy's fidelity she