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, as if through some forewarning; When up the lane a soldier rode, and halted at the gate. “Which house is Malcolm Blake's?” he cried: “a letter for his sister!” Blanche, murmuring as I took it, asked--“And none for me, his wife?” The stranger fondled Madge's curls, and, stooping over, kissed her: “Your father was my captain, child!--I loved him as my life.” Then suddenly he galloped off, without a word more spoken. I burst the seal, and Blanche cried out, “What makes you tremble so?” O God! how could I answer her? How should the news be broken? For first they wrote to me, not her, that I should break the blow. “A battle in the swamps!” I said: “our me, till little Madge asked sweetly: “Dear mother, when the battle ends, then will my father come?” I laid my finger on her lips, and led her to her playing. Poor Blanche I the winter on her cheek grew snowy as her name! What could she do but kneel, and pray, and linger at her praying? O Christ! when other h