Horton became exasperated on account of some unendurable offence committed by La Vega, and privately bargained with an old colored collector of soap fat, named Abe Walker, who, for a dollar fee, agreed to take the dog off and "render him up" into tallow, or otherwise relieve Mrs. Horton from the annoyance of his presence.
Mr. Ho lady with some secret misgiving.
"I've get La Vega back again.
Advertised for him; offered a reward for his recovery, and this morning he was brought home by Abe Walker." "Heavens!" ejaculated Mrs. Horton, "what did you have to pay for him?" "Only eleven dollars," replied Horton; "one for the advertisement and ten to Old Abe f report of which we omit, as it might appear stale and commonplace to some of our married readers.--By this little canine speculation all parties were gainers.
Abe Walker, the cunning darkey, gained eleven dollars, the advertising sheet gained one dollar, and Mr. and Mrs. Horton gained some valuable experience, which will no doub