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420 > Page 420 of Edith Lyle : a novel / by Mrs. Mary J. Holmes.

had been willing to render as Miss Creighton. But Alice was fond of " running things," as Godfrey called it, and she had not been with us a month before she was head and front of the sewing-school for the poor children, and first manager of the Church Home, and secretary of the temperance club for the young men of the working class, and had established a reading. room which she controlled entirely. Indeed she seemed in a fair way to revolutionize the town; and though she never al- proached to anything like familiarity with her husband's par- ishioners, she was far nmore lpol)ular and better liked as Mrs. Marks than she had been as Alice Creighton, and when at the Easter festival several children were baptized three of them took her name, Alice Creighton Marks! Some time in March there was another wedding at the Hill and Julia was the pride. She had accepted Major Camden, and started at once for his home among the pines of Carolina. All that spring and the ensuing summer Godfrey and Gertie stayed at Schuyler Hill, and when the autumn came they went down to New York and took possession of the handsome house which Miss Rossiter had bought and the colonel furnished for them. It is very lonely and quiet now at Schuyler Hill, but Edith goes often to New York to visit Gertie in her beautiful homne, where Miss Rossiter spends more than half her time, and where there is to be a family reunion when the Centennial guins are firing in honor of our nation's hundredth birthday. Julia is coming from the south, and Robert and Emma from over the sea, and with them the little Highland lady they have named Edith Lyle, and so I finish the story commenced more than a year ago, when the October haze was on the hills and the music of marriage bells was sounding in nmy ears. ESTHER OLIVIA ARMSTRONG. THE END. 420 ,4AD LAST.