6 . Captain J 0701's Adventures.

the cove, tninking that the wind would

lull by noon. His wife remembered that when he had gone a few steps from the door he returned to bid them farewell again, and placing his hand on John’s head, told him to be good, and help his mother.

The wind increased through the day, and the tempest was fearful all night. “Then the light dawned, the ' distressed family beheld the boat floating upwards,— but their only friend they never saw again.

With the assistance of a neighbour the boat was drawn up, and placed in its usual resting-place in the shed. The children gathered around it with sorrowful faces, as if it had been their father’s coflin. The mother looked silently on the helpless little ones; then, leaning her face on her hand, as sherested on the side of the boat,

she wept piteously. Une of the neigh-