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'•' Familiar intheir Mouths as HDUSEHDLD IFOJZDS."— Shakespeare.



HOUSEHOLD WORD



% Witthhy Journal.



COXDUCTED BT



CHARLES DICKEi\S.



YOLUME XIX.

FRO.-VI December 4, 1S5S, to May 23, 1S5S:
Being from No. 454 to No. 479.



N E W - Y R K :
FREDEPJC A. BRADY, PUBLISHER, NO. 126 NASSAU-STREET.

1859.



CONTENTS.



PACK

A Ijvft T'^O'-eotioIrl'Word . . . 620
ActroFK — The First Appearance

of an ..... 29
Afielplii ThcTtrc/Tlio New . . 3P1
Aclniiralty M;iii;ip;omcnt . . 439
Aovcriiscir.cnt lor a Lodging,

Ansvvirptiian . . . 443

Africa, A Triii to . . . 348

Africa, 'llic West Coast of 364, 510
Afri<;Mii rcittnn . . . 40

Algeria, Kol)oitHoudin in . . 435
Alhiinihra, The . . . . 62
Ail the Year Round . . .601
Aim itiack Tree, The ... 92
An Kxeci tor . . . . fTi
AiirtSluM' Laughing Philosopher 541

Ants 449

Aivjrtments to I/.t . . . 443
Arslciphaiies .... 470
Army Pmiislurients . . . ?30
Art ill its ("liiiiiney-corner . . 4".'6
At Work in the I'ark . . .321
Ai:8tralia , Friends in . . 584

Australian Convirtp, ."^toriep of

454,489,637, 554, 596
Auto-da-f<^,Thc . . . .246

Bad Bargains .... 610
Bad Name, A . . . . 477
Ballade of Spain .... 409
Baron Wald . . . .537
Barrington, the Pickpocket, A

?l.nry of 45.i

Beltane, or May Day . . . 657
Bird, Michelot's . . . .140
Blind Workers . . . .321
Bogie Allien .... 2r5
Bime Biiiler,Thc . . .275

Brain Wdrk .... 14

Brea(-h ot I?rit .sh Privilege, A . 301
Britannia's Figures ... 13
British Fire-wo ship . . 5^6,557
Brookrudder Book-club, The . 529
Biirr.K Comnu'moration, The . . 241
Burns' larghter . . .306

Burns Viewed as a Hat peg . 241
Bush and Beach . . .364

Cadiz, Idle Hours in . . . 205
Canadian Savages . . . 3>'5
Caoutchouc .... 4i;3

Cape (olonv to Natal . . . 193

Cast A way" 222

Castle Hubble .... 260
Caterpillar, The .... 282
Character-murder . . . 139
Chetwyudi s.Tho . . .341
Children's B^•oks . . 309,509

China, New Year's Pay in . . 158
Chips 40, 139, 306, 4U6. 443, 596, 608,

[609
Chloroform . . . .249

Christmas at Homo, after Long

Absence 73

Chrstmas Books for Children . 309
Cigar-making in Spain . . 87
Clergymun'ti Wife, The . 169, 197
CoEluUs m >earch of a Dinner . tS
Column to Hill lis, A . . . 306
Conjuior Rob 'It- oudin, The . 433
Convict r.anui Wald . . . 537
Convict lUrniigton, The . . 4,'>4
Convict Kale Crawford . . 596
Convicl.s Fox, I'lti, and Burk?,

Tlie ... . .554

Convict Sir H. Hayes, The . . 489



Coolc'p Ornele. The Real
Cotton from Africa
Court of Love, The
Coiiit without Appeal, A
Crime, statistics upon
Crossings of streets .
Culinary Art, Tiie
Cure of Sick Minds
Curi< Sities of Food



289



PAOK

380
38
407
40';
14
50r
381
415
407



Dark, The Power of Seeing in

The . . . . 103

Decade of Italian Women . . 53'.

Derivation of Knglish Words . 474

Dinner in the Ciiv, .\ . . • Vt

Dircetor of a Raiiway, A . . 299

Di.sa|ipeara!'.ces . . .13

Dishonoured . . . 293

I ocior Dulcamara, M. P. . . 49

Douglas .Jerrold . . . 217

Dramatic Author, A . . . 609

Duel in Jest, A . . . .503

Dwellers in Tents . . .151

Faster Lagging . . . 3r5

Fast TU Kiiig'lom, Tlie . . 21'.'
Fniig ration Statistics . . .15
English Words. Derivations of . 474
Frskiiie, Lord, A Story of . . 479
Evening Classes at King's College 58

Father of C.ioutchouc, The . . 403

Fire-woishippeis '.80, 526, 557, 59C

Flamborough Head . . . 5'J£

Fonb'anque's Miscellaneous Sta-
tistics . . . . .10

Food in Various Countries . 289, 407

Fossil Geography . . . 474

Frei ch Almanacs . . . 9'.;

French Caricatures of the Eng-
lish

French Cooks

French Cfuiit in Louis the Four-
teenth's t.nie ....

Frencii Imperor at Plombieres .

French Invasion of England, A .

Frencli Pepys, A . . .

French Plays ....

French Tar, tr. The

Friehds in Aust, alia ,

Fi om First to Last . 457,492,



German Duel, A

Gib . ... 42

Gib, .My Farewell Dinner at

Gibrait;ir . . . .42

(Jipsy King, A

Giraid Tower, The

Gogue's, Monsieur, Book

tookeiy
Going to Africa .
Going A-.Maying .
Goletta

Governess, The .
Gi mge Famil}', The .
Great Foig<itleii Invasion, The
Ground and ]>ofty Tumbling
Group of Noble fcavag.S



Hancock and Mackintosh,

.Mess IS.
H-'ad Work
Heir of Ke.lclyffe, The
ller First Appeal ance
Highest Tesliniouials, The



265
381

572

3(5

672
IS'.

25
584
5J-.

503
,318

6J2

,318

89

188

£81
315
514
466
546
52
337
121
385



40.3
1-1
5



PACK

irobU-.sh Tlie Rev. Alfred, Trials

of the . . 18,330,42],5'29
Home Again .... 73

Homes of the Poor . . .170
Hosiiitable Patriarchs . . 481

i;ol Winds in Victoria . . 47

Ini,E Hours in Cadiz . . . 205

llluslrions British Kxilo, An . 454

In a Military Prison . . . 230

In Africa 348

India, Mr. Edwards' Perils in . 174

Innocent-holder Business, The . 80

IiKiuis. lion's Gala-day . . 243

ImHiisilion, Horrors of the . 243

Insanity , Cure of . . . 415

Insects 280

Invasion of England Si.xty Years

Ago 337

Irntibic Plants .... H'.

Italy, The Famous Women uf . 53'2

.lAPAX ■ 212

Japan Traits .... 561
Japanese Social Life . . 237, 561
Jeircdd, Douglas . . . 217

Journey in KaQiland, A . . 193

Kafirlaxd, a Journey in . . 153
Kane, .Mr, I'aul, Among the

Cjinadian Indians . . . 3S5
Kate Crawford . . . 590

King Cotton .... 38

King's College . . . .58

Lagging Easter, Tlie . . .325
Last Household Word, A . . 020
Laughing I'hilosopheis . 469, 541
Lebanon, Hosi)itable JMtriarchs of 481
Ligbtiands. the Poor n . . 197
Life in Lightlaiuls . . .197
Life of Douglas Jerrold . . 217

Lisbon 8t

Lodger, Wanted a . . . 443
Loan and Discount Company, A 80

Love 42!j

Love, The Court of . . .407
I. ovv' Cimpany, Rather . . 269
l.ucian of tamosata . . . 542
Li.cknow, A Widow's l.xpo-

ricnces in .... 174

Lucky Leg, The . . .374

Lunatic Asylums, Reports of . 415
Lunatics, fctat.slics coEceining . 14



Mackay's Songs . . . 378

Mackintosh .... 4u3

.Madhouse in Spain, A . . 485

Madness, the Cure of . . . 415

Malaga oOl

.Margett's Bones . . . 139

uaronites. The .... 482

Malch-makiig Majesty . . ,'',59
May Day .... 514,557

May Day in the Pyrenees . . 549

MeeMng Acquaintances . . 570

Melbourne Directory, The . . 16

Men in Masks .... 346

Miclielet's Bird .... )4J

• I iclielet and Insects . . . i.80

Miclielet's Lo'-e ... , 42o

Maierva by (laslight . . . 5S

.Mil t.-.i y Prisons .... -.'SJ

*lineral Springs . . . 3J7

Miracles in Spain • . . , _^o



VI



CONTENTS.





P.VCK


\i«'J-,T^9 ....




1\


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2 1


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tii.j


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2'28


M iii'i t N) ;;oi) 1 B 'vs .




3))


^1 irillo •»■! 1 his l'iot;iiM C.iil.lrcn.


271


My I}-.th',-'sI);n:>'r . . -l


8J


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60 i


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41)


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2.)i


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17.:


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5'i5


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&17


My i\v ) l',v;-t.-i TS .




2i5


Mv-' !i'.us ol' thii French Cuisine,




Tlu




381


N'l'm




172


.V im -s, Djriv iti'n of




ari


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3>


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2 -.8


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• 5


X i; 11)1 IS, lh(» \i:> ) ■- la-ioer




5S8


Xibiiy's Philanth o )ist .




ei.T


V >.-;h American Iniians




385


Novjlty ....




3)i


Oj




lei


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5ii


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54 i


1 i.'lo ....




1&.






3i-i


t-Corij'iring Com,) iro s .




4.13


O it of D ) ) .a in .Malaga .




31


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3li


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511


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4)8


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of


52


Paresis -Post, Tne




3 3


P irs ! '. Tile . : . .




28i.


Pauper Lanatios . .




U


Pearls ...




ca


P<!i-ils in India .




174


Physical Force




3 4


Paa ire-! aa I liilkils .




4)1


I'lclares by ilurillo




271


Pily I Poor Priiic !




14-.


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lo


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3'.)


Police, C imui ss.oiis la the




5J8


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the




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2r).j


Povjrty, Statistics of .





13


Prince Alfred, Oliicial Pe.se


cu-




tions of ... .





14-


Priso.is for the Military





i3;j



P,«f:n

2 ^

04)

J3



Pim'shiTh'^nts in t'le Army . .
P ippi'ts to bi I)e.=troye 1
Pyrenees, a Miy-Diy in llie

R.Mi.WAY Director, A . . .
Kiilwiy O niiiMis Trains ,
Riilvv lys, Clieaj) Trains for Town

Lib Mirers . . .13

Riisin Country, a Rido Through

t'l \ 1

R itlier l,ow Oomiinv . , . ?B '
R i.i\ Co lie's O -acle, Tae . . 38 )

R ilic of til ! Mi.l lling Ages, A . 9'Vi

R !:ic latres g-'l

Reve-eal Alfre I Hobliisli, Trials

of th2 , . .18, 3,^1, 421, 529
R'veren 1 A'fred Hoblusa's Fur-

tlur .-^t it 'm 'lit . . , , 18
R "ver.'n 1 Alfred H;iblush Finis a

^f !\v Ro.im . . . .4!
Rl.le tli-o igh the Rilsia Couulry 1

RoilMi'ciiig . . . . . T) IT
K>-1) !rt n iriiK . , . . ■ 4
Ribii-t iloi lin . . . . 43
R ibble Castle . . . . 2o
Rast.c Toiv.isiam . . . 13i'

dARr>i\iAN and French Marriage,
The 35'

■>a\'.ng Little : W.isting Much. , 7
Seei ig in t'le Dark , . . 103
Seiistivity . . • . .V)
.Sorvaats rostinainials . . 3 S

.Seville 3 4

.-iiam ;s; Womn an. I Children . 4
.Sin in Co iii'y Parisih'S . . li>J
.Sir Henry Hiyes lie <"onvict . 4!)
Sra il c'latige Fami y The . 17i)

.Sin lolc-frock Parli.iin !iit . . 608
:3ii ikes dislike te Irisli Earth, A

Slo-yofthe • • • -411
Sol l.c s' Prisons • • • -21
.Some W.ll lie IS • • - ,5 5-

-o.i.'S a!>..l B Ilia Is • • • 5 ,
S.i.iin, .\ Iv il.'idosooiK) View of . f6
.Spaii.sh liiUads • . . • 4 ) >
Spinsh B;4gu-s • • • 3 )

Spau'.sh Coll, :elio:is of Pictures , '.'71
Spanish Ciinv -yances ■ • -31
Si>au .s 1 l>.niie.s ■ ■ • 441

Spmsh U 'tjls • • - ■ \-:i
SiKinish Midiouse,A' • ■ 4 ."i
Spa lis'a Prov.i. bs • • 3JU

Span s'l S e-elios:

A Ri le through the Raisin ''

Co intry ■ • - • ]
At (i.b.-ait ir . , • •• 42

The Alhambra • ' • • 62
Ijsb.in ■ • • • ?4

Sp.uiish Hotels • • -13
Up an 1 jiow.i the Giralda • 18i;
1 lie H lurs in Ca liz • - 2 '5
Ia:i us.t.oa's (iaia Day - 24 i

Mai-ilU) aii.l his Picture Chil-
dren • • • -271
0' It of Doors in Mabiga • 3 '
Goini^ to Africa " • ; 15
To Africa • • • , 3l >
Siwnish Proverbs • • 3 ' i
Pictures an 1 RiUads • • ♦ ) >
Pp^mis 1 Dinners ■ ■ 4U
Tournament at the Alhambra
A , • • - -4^4



Sixinisli Sketc'ies (cni'inued) :

.MyTirkish Master at Seville 517

My Spuiish Kaleidoscoiie 505

Th ' Spain of Corvanti\s,and

TheSpiin of Gil B1.1S . 580

Special C nvict, A ■ . • 489

Spiler, I'he • - . . 283

iiriiigs of .\fineral Water . • 3157

■stitis'ics • . . . . .13

■ititistles of NewZe.ilap.J . . IS

it.'Wird! ■'^■■3

Street CrosFSiags . . . .5 5'
Steet Mnst:-lsy . . .5./

Sull.y December . . . 47

Tra Shnis n Chim, . . .55")
i'ei Italian Weuun . . S.'J i

I'uits , . . . . .151
form tes . . . . . 44 )
faeitre.Th ■ M^w Atelphi . 3fil

fh 'a'r cal Moral Lessons . . '-53
fair I Stiteni;nt of theRjvcrond

Alfr;! Iloblush . . -33)
Th'-.'C Cdeb ities . . .553

loan 1 from Tunis . . . 4 ■!

loL't "4?

ro.-iures of the Tnqnisition . 245

fournament at the Alhambra, The 4 '4

I'oys 14

f.a ling in Fetters . • . -5
funis, I'o an I from . . > 4>l
fw) Ljaves from the Devil's

Book . . . • • '*^

Unxomm-on' Gool Ealing . 283, 457
Up and Uowu the GiraUa ., . 1'6
Ut.ca 46.)



Victoria, Hot Wimls in

Walks, An I ivasion of
W ■l>st,!r's, Mr., New Theatre
^Vhit i Ants . . •

Widow's Experiences in Luck-
now . » . .
Wil 1 Id,?as ....
Womm's Lovo .
Work in tae Dark, A » .

YoRicsuiais Tragedy, A

POETRY.



Ai.i. the Year Round .

Bathildi

H diin 1 the Scenes

lilooming iUise, The .

Calm. . . •

Dreaming .,

E ivy . • •

H.umted . . .

Hi lien Chords

Lttle Bell

.My Vision

S-^w M itlvn-, A

.Vjw Ye.ir's Evo

l>ld .^tory,. An ..

Plain Mail's Philosophy, A

Qieen of the May

.school Room at Caristmas

I'o the Mayl'ole auste Avf

V'iOuti . .

Waruiug, A , «



47

337

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Familiar in their Mouths as HOUSEHOLD WOEDS."—Sh akksfbakk.





A WEEKLY JOURNAL
CONDUCTED BY CHARLES DICKENS.



N'^- 454.]



SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4. 1858.



Price
6 Cents.



A RIDE TIIROUGill THE RAISIN
COUNTRY.

It was three o'clock of an August morning,
and the soft deep blue darkness of the AniUi-
lucian tirmanient was punctuated with golden
and diamond stars that seemed to wink at me
as, half-sleepily, I tugged-to my carpet-bag,
eveutually, after a hard struggle, got the
better of it and locked it with a chirping
click of triumph. I descended the silent
stoue stairs of the Fonda Europa, thinking
of Gil Bias's scampish but amusing night
adventures, fell over two pails, one pair of
boots and a tin dast-pan, and debouciied by
a side door into the now silent diligence
office, where the shuffle and pawing of hoofs
indicated the presence of horses.

But I must go back, or I shall never get
on with the story of my wonderful ride
throuo-h that enchanted Moorish couiitry.
ISIy ride came to me thus. I and JIajor
Iloilgins, of the Mounted Bombanliers, at
present stationed at the Rock (as subs, with
half-fretful love, call Gibraltar, when they
do not contract it to Gib,) had come to
Malaga from Bailen, the scene of the only
real victory over the French the Spanish
ever gained in the late Peninsular War.
Tired of the City of Raisins, we determined
to push on at once, hot and fost, for Granada,
the city of the Moorish palace. Before we
had well got down our muscatel-grapes and
white bread, wo hurried to the diligence
office, invited l)y a red-lettered board inscril^ed
with the names of a dozen or two cities. A
severe old Don looked at us over his stern
steel spectacles, and referred to endless
books mattering. It was of no use;
people were hurrying back from bathing and
the bull-fight, from Malaga to Granada.
There were no seats for fifteen days . Imagine
no conveyance, or, rather, no places vacant
from London to Derliy for fifteen days ! My
blood rose to two hundred and fifty in the
shade, and I am afraid the Don grew
offended at our impatience, closed his books
Tiibbed his pen, and refusing to answer any
further applications,began piling up a Nelson
column of figures and then running up red
lines with his pen as if he were climl)ing a|
lailder. In vain we clung to the mahogany
rails of his desk, and, through the bars, put
imaginary cases of possible misfortunes



attteudant on fifteen days' delay. Don
Fulano was deaf and dumb. In "vain we
talked about the Swiss' system of Supple-
ments, which were put on the i-oad as post-
scripts for resi(hie travellers who could not
beacconnnodated by the regular diligence. In
vain we enlisted allies in the shape of a
valuable negro boots in a yellow jacket, who,
with a shoe in one hand and a brush in the
other, addressed entreaties to Don Fulano
worthy of Cicero in his best days. In vain
he was joined by a friendly one-eyed touter
in a rusty black-craped hat, who threw him-
self into p:ithetic attitudes worthy of the old
judicial Roman mimics who did the gestures
while Cato did the speaking. Ail they did
was to drive the Don almost to personal
violence. The black Cicero and the Cyclops
touter fied before his uplifted ruler. After
some quieter diplomacy, however, and the
shovel-boarding of a stray half-dollar, Don
Fulano grew more civil. Don Denaro had
done what neither Cicero nor Demosthenes
could do.

Joj; Jo.y ill Avelon ! Don Fulano erases
the name of an old woman, Avho can safely
be defied, and whose fifteen days are of

no importance, and inserts ? "Whose

name, Senor ?'' IJodgins and I looked at
each other. We agree to toss up. Don
Fulano put.? his pen behmd his ear, and
huddles up to the rails to see the " sortes ;"
the ohl divination by lot. U}) o-oes the
dollar in a silvery somersault.

'• Heads or tails ? Man or Avoman ?"'

" Woman," I cry.

It comes the Queen of Spain, and I win.

Ilodglns, before convi^ ial and noisy, looked
blank. I drew him apart into the little den
of m}' friend the negro boots. I proposed to
him that he should hire two horses and a
guide, and ride over the spur of the Sierra
Nevada, by way of "\'elez,' Malaga, and Al-
bania (Byron's Alhama.) to Granada — fiiiry-
land, sugar-canes, oleanders, Arabian nights,

'•' And perhaps get murdered ? " said Hod-
gins, taking to his cigar-case. '■ I don't seem
to see it. Riding, when off duty, is a bore."

_"My de.ar fellow," said I, with a quiet
diplomatic smile. " I only said this to try you.
I will be knight errant, and ride over the
mountain,[as you Avill not let me over-ride



2 [December 4, 1853.]



HOUSEHOLD WORDS.



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me fox' the night,



for I shan't



a polite
he had



your objections. I start to-morrow morning
at three: you at t-vvelve to-night. You will
be fourteen hours going, I two days; but
never mind —

Come what, come may.
Time and tide wear out the roughest day."

" Delightful' plan," said Ilodgins, gaining
heart. " Bravo ! I admire your pluck : 1
have a great mind to g(^t with you. (Jood bye.
I'll go and order a cold fowl and a melon,
to take with
sleep a wink."

Ilodgins was a lady's man, and
man,' but . self-d(!nial was a virtue
not learnt. If 1 had been nuirdered in
the mountains, he would have said: ''Bless
my soul ! Poor devil ! I thought he was
doing a foolish thing. I am sorry I cannot
stop for his funeral; I must be back, you
know, at Gib; my leave expires!"

My preparations were soon made. 1 filled
my flask with Amontillado, and ordered some
biscuits. El ]\Iovo, the guide, was to knock at
my door at half-past two. Till then — it was
now six — what to do ? I read Ford and Don
Q.uixote for half an hour ; then got out on
the balcony, and listened to the military
band performing a dirge in the Alameda
for some Don Donothing; watched the
ladies with the fluttering fans, the priests
and soldiers. Then as it got darker, I sat on
my chair and marked the houses opposite —
so open and transparent — each window a
little domestic picture. That shop at the
bottom, with the luminous red curtain before
the door, is the barbers; a little toy brass
basin dangles over the threshold. The
barber is a Madrid man, for I can hear him
lisp his th's as the Noithera Spaniards do,
calling it Castilian; much to the contempt
of Andalucians. That sort of stable-door
next to it with an iron grating over the top,
(there being no visi])le window ^t all) is the
entrance to a liilliard-room ; for, now thn,t the
lamps are lit up and down the street of the
King's Fountain, I can see the luminous
golden green cloth and tlie ivory balls running
about, knocking their heads together. There
is a great hum of voices in the street: but no
fierce defiant 'A histling nor rebellious street
cries, impudent and ivi.sulting. That place
opppsite, with the Avide open doorway, is the
diligence office, the boards at the door-posts
are painted with red lotters on white ground,
and remind me of the diamonds in a pack of
cards. Those quiet chatty burgesses seated
on chairs at the door, are people waiting to
go by the Matlrid dili<!;oiice at eight o'clock.
Part of thoiu are Kl 'I'ato's quadrille (gang)
of bull-i^ ghters, going back to Madrid. They
would be pleasant company, and full of stories
of gl.i.diator daring, such as shoi-t-sighted
Nero wo\ild have rejoiced to sec through the
emerivhl S]->y-glas.s we are told he used. I
ring the bell, order up some preserved peaches
in syrup, pour out a deep draught of wine



and water, and amuse myself by listening to
the new sounds, and determine to save
up my system for the next day's fourteen
hours in the saddle, slip under the pink
mosquito curtains and try to sleep; thtugh
the hour is supernaturally early. First
one side then the other ; the curtains make
it close and hot, and there is a hum
in the street; but I dare not shut the
glass windows, for there is no chimney in the
room. I determine to sleep. I clench my
eyes, and think fixedly of nothing. I try all
the old tricks, count till I outrival Cocker,
Bidder, Babbage, and Dc Morgan. I try to
wear myself out with staring at a veil of
darkness. I fancy smoke rising from my
knees in a blue, wavy cohmm. I know that,
when I get my mind to the focus in a single
tlioughtjUnhroken and entire.that one thought
will be sleep. But all these mental efforts
rouse me to quite a creative state of wakeful-
ness. Now, at last. I am getting into a fancy
of sinking on my back through miles of sea, in
search of the flaw in the Atlantic telegraph,
when the door bursts open, and Ilodgins
enters.

•' Farewell, old boy ! I admire your pluck.
You'll have a delicious ride. They're putting
the horses to. Good-bye, God bless you; we
shall meet again at Philllpi." He was gone.
" I heard the old diligerce ten n ii ufes afler,
roll. toss, and jumble oif on its fourteen hour
course.

I fell asleep, and when a sharp hurrying
knock of El jNIoro woke me, I did as I have
l)efore told you.

" Full. purse and full stomach never tire,"
said El More, a dry thin old young nan, in a
grey jacket.

" A merry heart goes all the day," said,
I, capping him from the divine Williams.

I had taken the greatest pos.'^ible pre-
caution the day before, to get the best horse
in the landlord's stalde. knowing that along
and even dangerous ride lay before me. I
had gona into the dark shrine of Jupiter
Ammonia, all l>ut arm in arm with the
negro boots in the yellow jacket before-
named, and had had my pick of the row of



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