Excerpt from Alan Gilbert's Last Birth-Day
Feat - the Spring - Frank Redding's Prank - Alan's Cottage The Prospect - Dinner - A Chapter of the Bible read - Preparation for Friends.
When I was a boy, said old Alan Gilbert, as he stood resting on his staff, his eyes fixed upon the rippling surface of the running brook which ﬂowed at the foot of the bank on which he stood, When I was a boy, resumed he; but here he came to a close, for his mind was wandering back ti) the days of his youth, and he scarcely knew that he had spoken.
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