Avas well enough tu uh)\c, tbey went away* together,
Will and his mother, Mavy and her boy.
He was the
one who needed her most.
And when Hugh and Nelly were married, the Per-
civals sent the little bride a present, very pretty, and
of some value, which the (Jchterlonys in general ac-
cepted as a peace-offering. Winnie's letter which ac-
companied it was not, however, very ])eaceful in its
tone. "I daresay you think yourself very happy, my
dear," Winnie wrote, "but I would not advise you to
calculate upon too much happiness. I don't know if
we were ever meant for that. Mary, who is the best
woman among us, has had a terrible deal of trouble;
and I, whom perhaps you will think one of the worst,
have not been let off any more than Mary. I wonder
often, for my part, if there is any meaning at all in it.
I am not sure that I think there is. And you may