ever retaining an unconquerable

Passing around the house to escape from the rear, the two girls suddenly came upon two men, whom, in the darkness, they conceived to be Van Zandt and Carl. Theresa, in the excitement of the moment, lifted her sword in her hand and pointed it at the breast of the nearest, who rushed toward her. “Stand back,” she cried; “I will not be taken alive.” “Theresa!” “Willie!” The strength which…

A NIGHT IN BONDS

Van Curter did not intend to give up without a struggle. The attempt to take the officers prisoners was made at the instigation of Captain Van Zandt, who argued that they were to the garrison at Windsor what the head is to the body, and that the head once off the body is useless. How poorly they succeeded has been seen. Still at their posts within the fort, Holmes knew…

THERE’S MANY A SLIP ’TWIXT THE CUP AND THE LIP

Carl Anselm rode swiftly up the fertile valley, making the most of the Narragansett pony. He kept well to the west, away from the post at Windsor, fearing that, if he met any of Holmes’ men, they might ask awkward questions. The Nipmuck country proper was further north than Windsor; but one of their villages, not a stationary one, stood not far away. This was the village of Wampset, a…

You have brought glad tidings

Theresa had met the young Englishman on an embassay to Manhattan, as Captain Van Zandt had said. Their love had been a plant of quick growth, and her father learned too late that her heart was given to Willie. She had been betrothed in youth to young Van Zandt, the son of an old comrade in arms. Hence the knowledge made the fiery colonel particularly angry. In his rage, Van…

If you don’t know now you will know then

“Git eout,” said Boston, executing another flourish as he disappeared. “Two days, umph. Where will you be in two days, I should like to know? Now to business.” He took up the pack and departed from head-quarters, going out upon the parade. There he was besieged by a score of Dutchmen, several of whom reproached him with bad faith in previous bargains, but did not fail to buy; indeed, Boston…

e took up his pack and trudged courageously down the little street

Down the Connecticut, not many miles from the city of Hartford, in the early days of the State of Wooden Nutmegs, stood an ancient fort, known by the name of “The House of Good Hope.” By reference to that veracious chronicle known as “Knickerbocker’s History of New York,” you will find that it was built by the good people of New Netherlands, to prevent further encroachment on the part of…

Preparation of Lakes

These are prepared by either of the following processes:–1. By adding a solution of alum, either alone or partly saturated with carbonate of potassa, to a filtered infusion or decoction of the colouring substance, and after agitation precipitating the mixture with a solution of carbonate of potash (“salt of tartar”). 2. By precipitating a decoction or infusion of the colouring substance made with a weak alkaline ley, by adding a…

Porion’s Evaporator

Apart from the mechanical contrivances which are referred to in various parts of this work, in which their application is explained, it will be necessary to direct attention to certain machines and appliances which are adopted at some of the more advanced paper-mills in this country and in America; but since the various makers of paper-makers’ machinery are constantly introducing improvements to meet the requirements of the manufacturer, we must…

Prussian blue is also used

To impart a higher gloss, or, as it is technically termed “glaze,” to paper after it leaves the machine, it has to be subjected to further calendering, which is accomplished either in the web, or in sheets, according to the quality of the paper. [Illustration: Fig. 37.] =Web-Glazing.=–_Glazing Calender._–When paper has to be glazed in the web, it is passed between a series of rolls, which are constructed upon several…

MAKING PAPER BY HAND

The very finest qualities of paper are usually made without the addition of any _loading_, as it is called, but for most other papers more or less loading material is added, according to the quality of paper to be produced. The loading material used for ordinary qualities is kaolin, or china clay, and for the better qualities sulphate of lime or _pearl hardening_, as it is termed in the trade.…