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315 > Page 315 of Aikenside / by Mary J. Holmes.

FINALE was married, and whose home was in Rich- mond. Guy knows nothing of him, except that he is still doing what he deems his duty in fighting for the Confederacy, but from exchanged prisoners, who had come up from Richmond, he has heard of a beautiful lady, an officer's wife, and as rumor said, a Northern woman, who visited them in prison, speaking kind words of sympathy, and once binding tip a drummer boy's aching head with a handkerchief, which he still retained, and on whose corner could be faintly traced the name of " Agnes Remington." Jessie's eyes are full of tears as she says: "Poor mamma, how glad I am I did not go to Virginia with her. It's months since I heard from her direct. Of course it was she who was so good to the drummer boy. She cannot be much of a rebel," and Jessie glances triumphantly at Mrs. Noah, who, never having quite overcome her dislike of Agnes, had sorely tried Jessie by declaring that her mother "had found her level at last, and was just where she wanted to be." Good Mrs. Noah, the ancient man whose name she bore would as soon have thought of leaving the Ark as she of turning a traitor to her country. and when she heard of the riotous mob raised against the draft, she talked seriously of going in person to New York " to give 'em a piece of her mind," and for one whole day refused to speak 3'5