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42 TYLNEY HALL.

as he reads ; but I've remarked through life, that sedentary

people never have a good seat. Now your poor father's

gone, we must comfort ourselves by thinking of his straightgoing

principle through life, and trust you will follow in

his line without skirting. And Deborah shall send up the

tray, for we musn't forget nature's wants, and to my knowledge

you haven't been to rack or manger the whole morning."

By this time they had arrived at the dining-room,

where the table had been already furnished, through the

care of Mrs. Deborah, with a cold refection, in anticipation

of some dozen guests, literally as hungry as hunters. The

Creole, however, declined every thing that was offered, declaring

that he felt neither hunger nor thirst.

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