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The Doe of Oate. --In the severe and too memorable winter of 1709, when the wheat, olives, vines and fruit-trees were frozen in France, the wolves committed frightful ravages in the interior of that country, and even attacked men. One of these ferocious beasts after having broken a window, entered a thatched cottage in the forest of Orte, hard by Angouleme. Two children, one six and the other eight years old, lay asleep waiting the return of their mother, who was gone to gather some wood to make a fire with. Seeing no resistance, the wolf leaped upon the bed to devour the tender prey. Seized with a sudden fright, these two boys slipped under the mattress, and there lay flat without breathing. So near the flesh and not being able to reach it immediately, the murderous animal became more excited; he began to tear the bedclothes to shreds. Weak as these obstacles were, nevertheless they were the saving of the boys' lives. While the enraged wolf sought them, an enormous mastiff