telling the servant that "master has sent the wrong joint," and begging that it may be instantly returned to be exchanged for the right one.
The right one never comes.
A rebellion is going on in Abyssinia which threatens the throne and life of King Theodore, who has imprisoned his own son on suspicion of participation in it. At latest dates a great and decisive battle was expected.
Near to the noble old town of Stirling, stands, amid the windings of the Forth, the ruins of Cambuskenneth Abbey; and amid these deserted ruins has been lately discovered the tomb of King James III. Queen Victoria has signified her wish to erect a memorial stone or cross over the remains of her royal ancestors, James III.
and his Queen, Margaret of Denmark.
During the excavations, several large oak trees were found in one of the foundations.
These were carefully removed and placed in the tower.
Having lain for seven hundred years in a wet soil, the oak has become of quite a black color.