Stephen was glad to go with him on these errands for uncle Charles helped him very liberally to handfuls of whatever was exposed in open boxes and barrels outside the counter. It was the night of the match against the Bective Rangers; and the ball was made just like a red and green apple only it opened and it was full of the creamy sweets. Is it you? You poor poet, you! --And you made me confess to you, Stephen said, thrilled by his touch, as I have confessed to you so many other things, have I not? --Yes, my child, Cranly said, still gaily. The recent election not only most fortunately demonstrated the obliteration of sectional or geographical lines, but to some extent also the prejudices which for years have distracted our councils and marred our true greatness as a nation.