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A Brave Girl

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Emily Broute, nuthor of "Wnthering Heights," tind sister of the fumous Charlotte, possessed eitraordinaxy ooguage. Tiuiid ns a fawn ín society, and afraid to henr herself speak, but in the fncc of appalling danger she was Belf-pctsSessed, kuowing no fear. She was passionatcly fond of dogs, and always took them for eompnny in lier walks. One day when she was giving water to a dog nt the pnrsonage door-hor fatlier was a clergyman - he bit her hand sfivorely, ;uid sliowed evident symptoms of, niadness. The bruve girl uttered no cry of pain, nor oalled for help. Walking oalmly to tlie lütchen, shc found nn iixm hoating on Üie flre, and applied it to her arm. She held it there witliout flinching till the wound was thorouglily canterized, and a broad scar rcniained, which was visible to the day of her death. Neitliiuof her sisters kn'ew what had happtucú till many weeks afterwards, when, thinking all dnnger had pwttoti, ehe informed them.


Old News
Michigan Argus