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found themselves tete-a-tete^ were as long as
those with which they whiled away the lazy hours
on board ship.

" Have you heard from Louise La Tourette,
lately ? " inquired Joseph. " I perceive you still
wear her parting gift. A very sentimental motto,.
' Pensez a moi ! ' "

" Madame La Tourette wrote to me not long
since that they confidently expected a visit from
me. She was so kind as to say that Louise
would never forget her American friends," said
Frank.

"It is a pity that you were not a little older
when you became acquainted with Mademoiselle,"
responded Joseph.



AN UNEXPECTED RESOLVE. 145

Frank blushed deeply as he replied, " I am too
young to think much of such high concerns as
matrimony, if that is what you intimate ; yet I
must say, that if in after years I do enter into that
condition, I hope my lady-love may resemble
your sweet sister Fanny."

" She could not resemble a better girl," was
Joseph's reply. Then, changing the subject ab-
ruptly, he said, " Frank, why was it that you
never lectured me on board ship ? You saw me
rough and rude as a bear, and far more disagree-
able ; yet you led me gently to follow your exam-
ple. I have often thought of it with wonder, how
you could have gained such an irresistible influ-
ence over me. That Temperance pledge that I
gave you I have scrupulously kept, and it has
doubtless saved me from immense evils. Was I
not a constant source of mortification to you on
shore ? "

" Not quite so bad as that, Joseph."

" Well, Frank, I have given up all idea of be-
ing a gentleman, as I then understood the word,
and shall be quite contented if I can become what
I once despised, a respectable man."

" I have no doubt, Joseph, that you will become
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146 AN UNEXPECTED RESOLVE.

both in time. If it is not an impertinent question,
how old is your sister Fanny ? "

" Sixteen, sweet sixteen."

Dr. Wood was much pleased with the Brandons,
and invited them all to pay him a visit in New
York, whenever Don Francesco and his lady ar-
rived.

It was not many weeks after their return home
that the good Doctor and Frank wrote to announce
their arrival. Mr. Jones gave Joseph permis-
sion to accompany his mother and sisters to New
York.

The Don and Donna were agreeably surprised
to hear Joseph address them in French and Por-
tuguese. He had so diligently applied himself to
the study of these languages during his leisure
hours, that he already spoke them with some fa-
cility.

Frank Wood's good opinion of Fanny did not
suffer on a more intimate acquaintance. He
was delighted to hear the Donna say that she had
the most charming smile and the most dove-like
eyes that she ever saw. He was almost as much
pleased when she spoke of Joseph's improve-
ment.

"My father," said Frank, "thinks he will









AN UNEXPECTED RESOLVE. 147

make one of the most respectable merchants in
Boston. And allow me to tell you that it is say-
ing a great deal, for there are no more polished
gentlemen in our country than some of the Boston
merchants."

" I like him exceedingly, and hope he will soon
pay us another visit," said the Donna.

" He may possibly do so, for Mr. Jones intends
sending him to Europe on business. I should
not be surprised if Madame and Mademoiselle
La Tourette should not recognize him, he is so
much improved since ' that famous French din-
ner.' "

" Did I not hear you speak of Mademoiselle La
Tourette ? " inquired Joseph, who had caught the
sound of her name.

" I said, Joseph, that she would scarcely rec-
ognize you ; so much have you changed of
late."

" Then I must beg your ring, to serve as a tal-
isman when I shall see her again. Will you give
it to me ? I am going to Marseilles before many
months."

" Certainly, if you wish it," replied Frank, tak-
ing it from his finger. " I hope you will wear
it at another famous French dinner-party."



148 AN UNEXPECTED RESOLVE.

" O, better than that," replied his friend, press-
ing the ring upon his little finger. " I hope it
may be worn at the famous wedding-party of Mrs.
Joseph Brandon."

After a few weeks spent in seeing whatever
New York affords to interest a stranger, the Bran-
dons returned home. The Don and Donna accom-
panied them to Boston, and then pursued their
journey through the United States.

Brandon returned to his counting-room, with
a firmer resolution than ever to be an honorable
and upright merchant, and a Christian gentle-
man.



WM. CROSBY AND H. P. NICHOLS,

PUBLISHERS, BOOKSELLERS, AND STATIONERS.

No. 118 WASHINGTON STREET,

BOSTON,

Have lately published the following beautiful
Books for Young People :

I WILL BE A GENTLEMAN. By Mrs. Tuthill.

Fifth Edition.

I WILL BE A LADY. By the Author of " I will
be a Gentleman." Fourth Edition.

STORIES FOR CHILDREN, intended as Hints to
Parents. By Mrs. R. J. Cleveland.

GENEVIEVE AND MARCELIN, and other Tales.
Translated from the French.

HUDSON'S STORIES FOR CHILDREN.

THE BIRTHDAY; a Sequel to the Well-spent
Hour. By Mrs. E. L. Follen.

PERSEVERE, AND YOU MUST SUCCEED ;
or, The History of Mary Smith.

THE WELL-BRED BOY; or New School of Good
Manners.

THE WELL-BRED GIRL; an Addition to the
Hints on Good Manners, contained in " The Well-
bred Boy."

SKETCHES FROM THE LIFE OF CHRIST.
By Mrs. H. V. Cheney.



THE SUNDAY SCHOOL PRESENT ; a Collec-
tion of Stories from the Portfolio of an Ex-super-
intendent.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVERSATIONS on some
of the interesting Subjects recorded in the New
Testament.

THE SOMERBY FAMILY. A Total Abstinence
Tale.

LITTLE STORIES FOR LITTLE PEOPLE.

A DAY IN THE WOODLANDS, and ELLEN
OF THE MOUNTAINS. By Miss C. F. Orne.

A VISIT TO THE COUNTRY. By the Author
of "The Happy Valley," &c., &c.

ALSO LATELY PUBLISHED,

THE YOUNG MAIDEN. By Rev. A. B. Muzzey,
Author of "The Young Man's Friend," &c. &c.
Sixth edition.

CONTENTS. The Capacities of Woman Female
Influence Female Education Home Society
Love Single Life Reasons for Marriage Condi-
tions of True Marriage Society of Young Men
First Love Conduct during Engagement Trials
of Woman and her Solace Encouragements.

THOUGHTS ON MORAL AND SPIRITUAL
CULTURE. By R. C. Waterston. Second Edi-
tion, revised.

CONTENTS. Prose. Introduction Childhood
Growth of the Mind Religious Education Diffu-
sion of Christianity through Sunday Schools Moral
and Spiritual Culture in Day Schools Address be-
fore the Teachers of Boston The Influences of






Home The Culture of the Imagination The Love
of Nature Death of Children Conclusion.

Poetry. Song of the Angels My Early Days
Thoughts on the Soul Lines to a Child Sunday
School Instruction To a Young Friend The Moth-
er and Child The Poor but Godly Man Famil-
iar Things Influences of Nature Autumn Na-
ture A Sister's Grave Death of a Child Hymn
on the Death of a Child.

LIFE IN THE SICK-ROOM. Essays, by Harriet
Martineau Second Editon. With an Introduction
to the American Edition. By Mrs. E. L. Follen.
CONTENTS. Mrs. Follen's Introduction The
Transient and Permanent in the Sick-Rq<mi Sym-
pathy to the Invalid Nature to the Invalid Life to
the Invalid Death to the Invalid Temper Be-
coming Inured Power of Ideas in the Sick-Room
Some Perils and Pains of Invalidism Some Gains
and Sweets of Invalidism.

MRS. FOLLEN'S POEMS. Poems, by the Au-
thor of " Married Life," " The Well-spent Hour,"
&c., &c.

MIRIAM. A Dramatic Poem. By the Author of
" Joanna of Naples," &c., &c.

A PARAPHRASE ON THE LORD'S PRAYER.

Written and printed by some of the elder Pupils
in the West of England Institution for the Deaf
and Dumb.

TRADITIONS OF PALESTINE; or, Times of
the Saviour. By Harriet Martineau.

DOMESTIC WORSHIP. By William H. Furness.
MAN A SOUL ; or, The Inward and the Experi-



mental Evidences of Christianity. By A. B.

Muzzey.

CONTENTS. Matter and Spirit The Testimony
of Consciousness The Outer and the Inner Man
The Scripture Estimate of the Soul and the Body
The proper Kind of Evidence for Religion The
Faith of the Affections The Soul the Test of Ex-
ternal Evidence The Soul recognizes a Law God
seen in, and by, the Soul The Soul perceives its
own Immortality The Inspiration of the Almighty
universal.



NEW AND USEFUL GAMES FOR
YOUNG PEOPLE.

THE RACE OF IMPROVEMENT,
A new Game, designed for the Amusement and In-
struction of Children. By the Author of " The
Improved Game of Dr. Busby."
This will be found one of the best and most amus-
ing games published, and is put up in beautiful style,
with a cover elegantly printed in gold.

THE STRIFE OF GENIUS,
An amusing Game for Young People. By Mrs.

L. C. Tuthill, Author .of " The Young Ladies'

Home," &c., &c.

This game is played with sixty cards, on which are
the names of the most celebrated Poets, Painters,
Sculptors, Philosophers, Novelists, Orators, &c. &c.,
with dates, and is an exceedingly interesting game
for young people.





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