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“ The Story of our Lives from Year to Year.”—SHAKESPEARE.
ALL THE YEAR ROUND.
A JUeekly Journal.
WITH WHICH IS INCORPORATED HOUSEHOLD WORDS.
FROM SEPTEMBER 28, 1861, to March 8, 1862.
Including No. 127 to No. 150.
AND BY MESSRS. CHAPMAN AND HALL, 193, PICCADILLY,
PAGE A STRANGB Story
Cricket Match, The One-armed Hundred Years Ago, A 23, 49, 75, 97, 121, 145, 169, 193, | and One-legged
33 Hungarian Dragoon, The 373 217, 241, 265, 239, 313, 337, 361, | Criminal Statistics
Hurrah for the Road
300 385, 409, 433, 457 481, 505, 529, 553 Critic, Mr. Hawk, The
330 Hutchinson, Mr., in Africa . 234 African Negroes . . . 234 Crownis, A History of
224 Agricultural Encampments · 229,
ICE-BOUND in Russia 277, 307 | DANUBE, The .
Illustrious Men .
| In and Out of School
Incombustible Muslin , 323, 441 Agriculture, The Iron Age of 307 Divine Hedge, The . : 222
114 America, The Morrill Tarifi : 328 | Double Likenesses
India, Famine in
. 519 American Cemeteries Dr. Arthaud on Wine
India. The Play of Nil Dari American Cotton . . 256 Drift . . .
pan . . .
. 158 American Disunion. , 328 Du Chaillu's African Travels.
91 American Humour
190 Du Plessis, The Prodigy Hunter 331 Indian Suttee .. American Notes
. 540 Duke of Saxe-Coburg Gotha · 174 Infant Mortality . . . 455 American Slave Sale 125
Infant Nursery, The . . . 455 American Slave Story
108 EARTHQUAKE of Last Year 444 Iron Age of Agriculture. American Vigilance Committee 477 Eden and Paradiso
Iron War Ships . .
. . 104 An Enlightened Clergyman 558 Edward the Confessor Antiochus and his Double
Egyptian Railway .
513 JACK Cade. . At Home in Russia
| English-American Sea Ducl. 310 Japanese Life At the Court of the K
English Life Abroad .
274 Gipsies .
English Roads . .
1, 477 Australian Aboriginals' .:: 62
| Englishmen Abroad
• 326 Judicial Murder Australian Milk and Wator . 13 Equinoctial Trip in the Great Justice in Russia . .
30 Eastern : 1145 BEES of Carlisle, Tho. .403
KENT Waterworks . . . 153 Behind the Pope's Scenes 133 Fair Man of Dark Fortune 153, 237
Kerlis Peak Benefit Clubs 464 Famine in India
King Edward the Confessor : 87 Best House of Correction :
Farm Labourer in Poverty : 462 King of the Gipsies Between the Cradle and the Fever Hospital .
Kings, The Divine Right of : 222 Grave . . . . . . 454 | Field-Day, A Volunteer's . Black Flags in the Channel : 523 Fire
393 LADIES' Lives . . .323, Black Men, Stories of
234 Fire, Accidents by'.'. 323, 441 | Lambert Simnel Black Mill, The . . . . 305 France a Century Ago .551 | Lambeth Water Company . . 163 Bon Ton . . . . 53, 92 Francophobia.
. 85 Lebanon, Cotton at . Boots in Russia . . . . 475 Footprints Here and There : 13 Lesurques, Romance, The · 157. Bribes . . . . . . 349 Foreign Affairs.
237 French Administrative, The : 234 Lighthouse, Story of a ... CANNIBALS of Africa 236 French Bon Ton .
• 56, 92
Likenesses . . . . .
• 281 Catacombs of Paris 516 French Songs 418, 561 | Little Magic, A .
.. 400 Catacombs of Rome.
208 French Trials for Murder . '153, Locatelli's Execution . . 405 Cattle Shows . . 231, 277, 307
237, 405, 500 Locomotive in Slippers, The • 513 Cécile Combettes, The Murder Frenchman on Wine, A :. 246 London Water . . .137, 150 of .
.. 500 'From Turkey to Persia . . 543 Long Services . . . . 128 Cemeteries in America' .': 226 Frozen to Death .
Lost in the Jungle
88 Census Taking. Story of .. 467 Funerals in America
Love and Marriage in Persia · 428 Century Ago, A. .. . 546
510 Chatham, Soldiers'
539 GARDEN of Eden, The. .. 43 Lynch Law Chelsea Water Works
153 Gas Lighting . . . Chesapeake and Shannon Ac Genii of the Lamps
MACHIXES for Agriculture . 307 tion, The 310 Genius, Men of.
Mad Doctors . . . . 510 Children's Hospital Ghost Story, Mr.
400 Chimney-pieces. Gipsy Life
Mandevile's Stories . . . 356 China, Suttee in .
Globe Theatre, The
Marks of Genius.
202 Going to the Play with Shake Marriage in Persia . Chromidrosis.
Martin Guerre's Likeness 22 Church Service Reform . . 128 Good Servant, The Bad Master " Master and Man.
368 Circumstantial Evidence . 314
332, 441 Matrimonial French Polish 30 Circus Life .
Grand Junction Water Works 153 M.D. and M.A.D. . . . 510 City in Arms, The 202 Gratuities. . 200, 349 Members of the V.C.
. 477 Coach Travelling .
302 Great Eastern in a Storm : 204 | Memorial to Lord Herbert . 102 Coal Mine, Accident at Hart: Green Light, The
Men of Genius
. . 281 ley .
Guilty, or Not Guiltys" .' : 344 Mendoza, The Earthquake at. 444 mmission of Lunacy, A . 510
Meteorology Convict Treatment . .. 471
HARTLEY Colliery Accident . 492 Mexican Revolution, a ..: Corn from Russia . 382 Hatteras Lighthouse . . . 424
Michael the Dragoon
Milcarrambas Revolution, The Cotton at Lebanon
844 Herbert Memorial, The .' : 102 Cotton Cultivation in
Monbailly's Execution Cotton Eden, A. . . . 342
. 19 Morning Caller, The . . 94 Cotton Fields . . 256 | History of a Young Ology . . 186 Morrill Tariff
. 328 Cotton Fielus, Old
| Hodsou, Mr., on Japan .. 284 Mortal struggle . . 542 Cradle and the Grave. .. 454 Humau Moasters . . . 331 Mortgage, Borrowing on . 115
::.:. 321, 474
Risk by the River
PAGE Mr. H.'s Own Narrative . . 36 Murder at Wegby. The . . 344 Murder of Cécile Combettes 500 Murder of the Courier of Lyons . .
1, 237 Murder of Vellerte at Romo . 405 Music in the Streets.
. 179 Muslin Rendered Incombus-*** tible.
323, 441 Myddelton, Sir Hugh . ..160 NATIONAL School Teaching · 79 Negroes, Stories of . . . 234 New Disease, A .
16+ New River, The. . . . 150 New Zealand
130 Nil Darpan
liey-piece' .': 65
Fields. . .
Two Cures for a Pinch
84 Pinch of Poverty ...'. : 462 Pirates .
. 623 Play in Shakespeare's Time · 379 Pliny's Stories
culties . . . . .
PAGE The Emperor and the Mes
This Sheet of Paper . . . senger from Inkermann. 32 Through a Difficult Country . 203 The Great National Railway 140 Ticket of Leave, The
. 471 Refreshment Rooms . 141 Time for Study . Horse-keepers at Moscow . 142 Tolls and No Tolls
033 In the Hands of the Police . 143 Town and Country Frost after a December Thaw : Town and Gown
356 Officially Rescued .
255 Travelling in the Last Century 301 Nothing Like Russia
Trial at Toulouse
. 500 ther :. . . .
Tunnel Spiders . . . . 369 Ice-bound 396 Turkey to Persia
. 543 Wolves.
399 Turkeys . . . . . . 117 Up the Danul
422 Turnpikes. .
• 474 Two Nights in the Catacombs 516 The Starosta
. 477 Tybourne Brook . . . 139 St. George and the Dragoman 538 | UNREPORTED Speech, An.179 San Francisco, Lynching in . 477 Up the Danube. . . . 422 Saving a Patient
. 108 Saxe-Coburg Gotha, The Duke VALET de Chambre, The .. 369
Vigilance Committee, A. . School-time . . .
Voice from a Pew. .
Volunteer Field-day. . .
Warrior, The . . . . 104
368 Water Conduits.
Water Supply of London. 137, 150
546 | Wells of Old London. . 139 Shakespeare Going to the Piay 379 West Middlesex Water Works 153 Shannon and Chesapeake Ac Westminster Abbey : 87, 496 tion, The .
What is Fire
. 393 Short School Hours
What Wine Does for Us .. 246 Show Cattle .
Wife Sacrifice in China . 5 Sick Child, The
Wine, Dr. Arthaud on . . 246 Skating Spiders . . . .
| Winter in Russia
397 Slave Sale
Withered Daisy, The . . 210 Soldiers' Club
Wolves in Russia. . . 339 Southwark Water Coinpuy · 153 Wonderful Stories . 331, 356 Spence, Mr., on The American
Word about Servants
299 Working Men of Carlisle, The 103 Spiders, .
Wrockers, A Story of the . . 424
YELLOW Pamphlet. The . . 176
Young Man from the Country,
The . . . . . . 540
467 | ZADKIEL's Prophecies. .. 318
A GREAT Man . .
At the Roadside
372 . .
Fallen Leaves . 25, 49, 73, 97, 121, 145, 169, 193, | Hermit at Home . . . 217, 241, 263, 239, 313, 337, 361. | How Lady Blanche Arundel
385, 409, 433, 457, 481, 505, 529, 553 held Wardour for King
Charles . . . . .
Lady Witch, The.
• 276 Life's Balances . . . • 132
. Stump Cricket . .
. . 396 Sutice in China . . 5 Mine Spirit, Tho
. 318 On the Waste .
. 491 TAPE at the Horse Guards . 569 Rabbi Ben Ephrain's Treasure 80 Terrestrial Paradise, l'ho
Rosemary from the Camaldoli
Monastery, Naples . . 252
.. 379 Vorest, . . . . .
. 13 . . 332 Theatrical Properties . . 382 |
At Home in Russia . . 29
The Extra Christmas Number, "TOM TIDDLER'S GROUND," will be found at the end of tho Volume,containins
VII. Picking up the Tuker . . Page 17
ALL THE YEAR ROUND.
A WEEKLY JOURNAL.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1861.
A STRANGE, STORY.
subject you could have hit on. Pray give us
the details.” BY THE AUTHOR OF “MY XOVEL,” “RIENZI," &c. “So encouraged," said the traveller, good
| humouredly, “I will not hesitate to communiCHIAPTER XXII.
| cate the little I know. In Aleppo, there had That evening I went to Mrs. Poyntz's; it | lived for some years a man who was held by the was one of her ordinary “reception nights," and natives in great reverence. He had the reputaI felt that she would naturally expect my at- tion of extraordinary wisdom, but was difficult tendance as 'a proper attention.
of access; the lively imagination of the OrienI joined a group engaged in general conversa-tals invested his character with the fascinations tion, of which Mrs. Poyntz herself made the of fable; in short, Haroun of Aleppo was populcentre, knitting, as usual, rapidly while she larly considered a magician. Wild stories were talked, slowly when she listened.
told of bis powers, of his preternatural age, of his Without mentioning the visit I had paid that boarded treasures. Apart from such disputable morning, I turned the conversation on the titles to homage, there seemed no question, from different country places in the neighbourhood, all I heard, that his learning was considerable, and then incidentally asked, “What sort of a his charities extensive, his manner of life irreman is Sir Philip Derval ? Is it not strange proachably ascetic. He appears to have rethat he should suffer so fine a place to fall sembled those Arabian sages of the Gothic age into decay ?" The answers I received added to whom modern science is largely indebted -a little to the information I had already obtained. | mystic enthusiast but an earnest scholar, A Mrs. Poyntz knew nothing of Sir Philip Derval, wealthy and singular Englishman, long resident except as a man of large estates, whose rental had in another part of the East, afflicted by some been greatly increased by a rise in the value of languishing disease, took a journey to Aleppo to property he possessed in the town of L- , consult this sage, who, among his other acand which lay contiguous to that of her hus-quirements, was held to have discovered rare band. Two or three of the older inhabitants of secrets in medicine-his countrymen said in the Hill had remembered him in his early days, "charms. One morning, not long after the when he was gay, high-spirited, hospitable, Englishman's arrival, Haroun was found dead in lavish. One observed that the only person in his bed, apparently strangled, and the English
- whom he had admitted to his subsequent man, who lodged in another part of the town, seclusion was Dr. Lloyd, who was then without had disappeared; but some of his clothes, and practice, and whom he had employed as an a crutch on which he habitually supported himassistant in certain chemical experiments. self, were found a few miles distant from Aleppo
Here a gentleman struck into the conversa- near the roadside. There appeared no doubt tion. He was a stranger to me and to L that he, too, had been murdered, but his corpse a visitor to one of the dwellers on the Hill, who could not be discovered. Sir Philip Derval had had asked leave to present him to its Queen as a been a loving disciple of this Sage of Aleppo, great traveller and an accomplished antiquarian. to whom he assured me he owed not only that
Said this gentleman : “Sir Philip Derval! I knowledge of medicine which, by report, Sir know him. I met him in the East. He was Philip possessed, but the insight into various then, still, I believe, very fond of chemical truths of nature, on the promulgation of which it science; a clever, odd, philanthropical man; was evident Sir Philip cherished the ambition had studied medicine, or at least practised it; to found a philosophical celebrity for himself." was said to have made many marvellous cures. “Of what description were those truths of I became acquainted with him in Aleppo. He nature ?" I asked, somewhat sarcastically. had come to that town, not much frequented by “Sir, I am unable to tell you, for Sir Philip English travellers, in order to inquire into the did not inform me, nor did I much care to ask, murder of two men, of whom one was his friend for what may be revered as truths in Asia are and the other his countryman.
usually despised as dreams in Europe. To “This is interesting," said Mrs. Poyntz, return to iny story. Sir Philip had been in dryly. “We who live on this innocent Hill all Aleppo a little time before the murder ; had left love stories of crime; murder is the pleasantest the Englishman under the care of Haroun; he