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is mine. In death as in life, mine and mine “He must have been a great fool to starve only !" and again he threw himself, still hold himself to death;" said Jobson, " when he ing her to his heart, headlong on the earth. could have killed hiinself in a shorter timo
Then went Os-ko-ne-an-tah sadly from the with his hatchet, or even by drowning liimspot, followed by all his people. Still lay To-self in the pool!” ke-ah there, grasping the form of his dead “What a barbarian you are, Jobson!” said bride. The bright star glittered above the Allthings, "every thing is matter of fact with two, and then grew pale in the advancing you. Do be still !” dawn, but still he stirred not. Brightly rose “Well, but I don't see the common sense,” the sun, striking the scene into sudden joy, persisted Jobson, “if he was determined to but still he stirred not. Noon glowed, and then kill himself, of leaving all the pies and things the sunset fell, but To-ke-ah still lay there that they brought him, and starving himself with the dead one in his arins. Night dark- and getting wet in the bargain, when he had ener. Again the star stole out in the red a shorter way of doing the job!' twilight, again grew bright and gleamed above “Suppose you go and ask him, Jobson!” the spot where To-ke-ah rested, but still no said Paddock, siniling; “I don't know his motion there. Once more rose the sun, and reasons, if he had any. At all events, I tell his first beam rested on To-ke-ah, but still the tale as I heard it, and can't alter it!" there he lay with the dead one lying on his The Count bad listened to the story with all bosom.
his ears, but evidently, from his imperfect At last he rose, and delving a grave in the knowledge of the English language, without sod with his knife and tomahawk, deposited half understanding it. therein the form of the maiden, and refilling “Pauvre demoiselle! so she did a-am it with his hands, stretched himself upon the what ye call dat, (making as if pitching headmound. Os-ko-ne-an-tah had in the mean long,) a-a-a-" while often approached him, but the moment “Tumble !" ejaculated Jobson. he appeared, np sprang To-ke-ah with his “Oui, oui, oui, toomball, toomball down threatening tomahawk, and only when the de-down de roches-roches, pauvre demoi. father left, did that tomahawk sink, and the selle! did she se blesser ?”. Brave again resume his posture. Eight days. “She went down the torrent, Count, in and nights passed, the most tempting food her canoe and was dashed to death !” exclaimand the coolest water were placed near himed little Annie Mapes. upon the rocks, but still be stirred not. Food “Oh, oh, pauvre demoiselle!" answered the and water were untouched. At last, at the Count, sorrowfully. “The lovaire did courir close of the ninth day, a thunder-cloud heav- from her-ah-ah-pauvre demoiselle!” ed up its black form in the west. Forth “No, no, Count!” returned Annie imparushed the blast, out flashed the lightning, tiently, "her lover did not forsake her. She and the thunder was terrible to hear. But thought he was dead, and went in her canoe in the pauses of the storm there came a strain after his body !" of guttural music from the grave of Jo-que-l “Pauvre demoiselle ! and did she trouver yob-it was the death song of To-ke-ah. him ?" Short and faint and broken to the listening! “No. She was killed, and her lover had ear of Os-ko-ne-an-tah came the song, and been detained in the chase, and he came afat length it ceased. Cautiously approached terwards and found her dead, as Mr. Paddock the father with a torch, for even then he ex- | has just said !". pected to see the flash of To-ke-ah's hatchet “Oui, oui, oui, me understand, he try to over his head. Cautionsly he approached, run away and fall down-me understand but the form stretched above the grave of his oui, oui, oui—me understand.” daughter, was motionless. Cantiously he bent "No, no, Count, you are all wrong; be over him, and then he turned him with a starved himself to death from grief for her sudden movement, so that he could look np-| loss !” on his face. To-ke-ah was dead! The faith- “ Oui, oui, me understand; he try to run ful warrior had departed in the shadowy trail away-fall down-get no food in de roches where Jo-qne-yoh had gone, and both were --but he sing to keep courage up-oui, oui, now engaged in the feast of the strawberry in me understand-bootiful story, bootiful story, the bright hunting grounds of Hah-wen-ne-yo. | Monsieur Paydook! vrai bootiful indeed! He
When morning came the grave of Jo-que-lay there long temps—six, eight, ten day, yoh was opened by Os-ko-ne-an-tah, and the you say! and den he sing, sing, sing, to keep form of To-ke-ah, still arrayed in the wea- courage up, for want of food! Bootiful stopons of a chief, was deposited in a sitting ry, bootiful story !” posture by her side. Again was the grave! Finding it was in vain to enlighten the closed, and often did the young men and the Count, Annie gave over her task, and the maidens of the tribe repair thither, the first Count kept repeating, as if to himself: “ Oui, to celebrate the praises of To-ke-ah, and the oui, bootiful story, Monsieur Pay-dook, boolatter to sing the virtues of Jo-que-yoh. tiful story! bien bootiful story indeed! pauvre
Paddock ceased amidst the plaudits of the demoiselle! pauvre demoiselle! Joe-what company.
you call it. She too good for Monsieur Took
Ear. He run away-he fall down-he sing. , light we left the hollow, put our steeds in She die to get rid of him: (Shrugging his motion, passed through the meadow, skimshoulders and grimacing most laughably.) He med over the valley road, and then turned to run away—he fall down-he sing! pauvre the right, up the turnpike leading over the demoiselle!”
“ Barrens," homeward. "I think he must have been crazy!” said How fragrant were the odors of the pine in Jobson, “not to eat when he could get a the pure dry air, as we slowly toiled up the chance, and he hungry too, lying there a ascent of a mile towards the hut of old Gaunweek or more; and only think, on the damp salis, and then up and down over the hills, ground all this time. I wonder he didn't as the yellow bird flies, we travelled homecatch the rheumatism !"
ward. Past “Lord's Pond," through the “No crazy, Monsieur Jobsoon! no crazy! | turnpike gate, down the Neversink Hill, up he sing to keep courage up. I sing sometime the opposite one we went until we saw, gleamto keep courage up ven I think of la belle ing in the heavenly moonlight, the welcome France-of Paris! Bootiful story, Monsieur roofs of Monticello. Paydook! vrai bootiful story! Mooch oblege, mooch oblege!"
From Bentley's Miscellany. By this time the sun was setting, and the
LEOPARDS. hollow was filled with sweet rosy light. Ev ZOOLOGICAL NOTES AND ANECDOTES.
“ WHERE sacred Ganges pours along the plain, ery leaf flashed, and the “Bounding Deer"
And Indus rolls to swell the Eastern Main, was tinged with the beautiful radiance. Soon What awful scenes the curious mind delight! the light crept up, leaving the bottom of this What wonders burst upon the dazzled sight!
There giant palms lift high their tufted heads huge rocky chalice in shadow, whilst the rim
The plantain wide his graceful foliage spreads: was encompassed with rich brilliance. The Wild in the woods the active monkey springs,
The chattering parrot claps her painted wings; sun poured down one stream of glory through
'Mid tall bamboos lies hid the deadly snake, a cleft in the bank or side of this Titan Gob
The tiger crouches in the tangled brake; let, like the visioned future which glows be
The spotted axis bounds in fear away;
The leopard darts on bis defenceless prey, fore the sight of happy youth, and then van
'Mid reedy pools and ancient forests rude, ished. The gold rinn vanished also.; still there Cool peaceful baunts of awful solitude !" appeared to be no disposition among the par- THERE is no class of animals which comty to leave the scene. Twilight began to I bine in such a marked degree, beauty of shimmer, and now the stars trembled forth form, with a wily and savage nature, as that from the dusky sky. At last night settled on to which the Leopard tribe belongs. The the landscape, and the girls expressed a wish unusual pliability of the spine and joints with to see the hollow lighted up with torchlight. which they are endowed, imparts agility, Scattering ourselves amongst the trees of the elasticity, and elegance to their movements, bank, some splinters of the pitch pine were whilst the happy proportions of their limbs procured, and matches kindled each splinter give grace to every attitude. Their skins, into thick crimson flame. I clambered up as beautifully sleek, yellow above, and white far as the basin of the first “bound” of the beneath, are marked with spots of brilliant “ Deer,” and looked down to enjoy the scene. black, disposed in patterns according to the Scores of dark red torches were flashing in species ; nor are these spots for ornament every direction, disclosing faces, forms, water, alone; as was remarked by one of the ablest trees and grass, in broken fitful glances and of the writers in the “ Quarterly," the diffein the most picturesque manner. Sometimes rent and characteristic markings of the larger a deep light caught upon the edges of a hem- | feline animals, bear a direct relation to the lock, then upon the form of some graceful circumstances under which they carry on girl, then upon a huge rock, like the gleam- their predatory pursuits. The tawny color of ing of stormy lightning, whilst the “Deer" the lion harmonizes with the parched grass bounded down, tawny as the shell of the chest- or yellow sand, along which he steals towards, nut. I looked at the basin at my foot. There or on which he lies in wait to spring upon, a were a score too of stars glittering there, but passing prey; and a like relation to the place amidst them all was one large clear orb burn-in which other large feline animals carry on ing with pure and steadfast lustre. It was their predatory pursuits, may be traced in doubtless the star of Jo-que-yoh, and forth their different and characteristic markings. with I named the basin the “Bath of the The royal tiger, for instance, which stalks or Star!” and the lower pool-oh, that shall be lurks in the jungle of richly-wooded India, is called “The Ladies' Mirror."
less likely to be discerned as he glides along Soon after I descended and once more min- the straight stems of the underwood, by havgled with the party. Merry song and talk ing the tawny ground-color of his coat varieagain winged away the hour, until a pale ra- gated by dark vertical stripes, than if it were diance on the highest cliffs gave token of the uniform like the lion's. The leopard and panmoon. Soon up she came—that hunter's ther again, which await the approach of their moon! moon of October! and, like a golden prey, crouching on the outstretched branch shield, impended from the heavens. And of some tree, derive a similar advantage, by how she kindled up the scene, that lovely having the tawny ground-color broken by moon of the hunter! And by her delicious / dark spots like the leaves around them; but
amidst all this variety, in which may be Leopards and panthers, if taken quite young, traced the principle of adaptation to special and treated with kindness, are capable of beends, there is a certain unity of plan, the dif- ing thoroughly tamed; the poet Cowper, doferences not being established from the be- scribes the great difference in the dispositions ginning. Thus the young lion is spotted, dur- of his three celebrated hares; so it is with ing his first year, with dark spots on its light- other wild animals, and leopards among the er ground, and transitorily shows the livery rest, some returning kindness with the utthat is most common in the genus. It is sin-most affection, others being rugged and ungular that man has, in a semi-barbarous state, tameable from the first. Of those brought to recognized the same principle as that which this country, the characters are much infiuconstitutes these differences, and applied it enced by the treatment they have experienoto the samne purpose. It is well-known thated on board ship; in some cases they have the setts, or patterns of several of the high- been made pets by the sailors, and are as land tartans were originally composed with tractable as domestic cats; but when they special reference to concealinent among the have been teased and subjected to ill-treatheather. And with the Highlanders, per- ment during the voyage, it is found very diffihaps, the hint was taken from the ptarmigans cult to render them sociable; there are now and hares of their own native mountains, (September, 1851) six young leopards in one which change their colors with the season, den at the Zoological Gardens: of these, five donning a snow white vest when the ground are about the same age, and grew up as one on which they tread bears the garb of win-family; the sixth was added some time after, ter, and resuming their garments of grayish and being looked upon as an intruder, was brown when the summer's sun has restored quite sent to Coventry, and even ill-treated to the rocks their natural tints.
I by the others; this he has never forgotten. There are three species sufficiently resem- When the keeper comes to the den, he courts bling each other in size and general appear- his caresses, and shows the greatest pleasure, ance, to be confounded by persons unac- but if any of his companions advance to share quainted with their characteristics, namely, them with him, he growls and spits, and the leopard, the panther, and the jaguar. The shows the utmost jealousy and displeasure. precise distinction between the first two, is In the same collection, there is a remarkastill an open question, although the best au- / bly fine, full-grown leopard, presented by her thorities agree in considering, that they are / Majesty, who is as tame as any creature can distinct animals; still confusion exists. An be; mutton is his favorite food, but the keepeminent dealer in furs informed us, that in er will sometimes place a piece of beef in the the trade, panther skins were looked upon as den; the leopard smells it, turns it over with being larger than leopards', and the spots an air of contempt, and coming forward, peers more irregular, but the specimens produced round behind the keeper's back to see if he were clearly jaguar skins, which made the has not (as is generally the case) his favorite matter more complicated.
food concealed. If given to him, he lays it The panther, Felis pardus, is believed to down, and will readily leave it at the keeper's be an inhabitant of a great portion of Africa, call, to come and be patted, and whilst caressthe warmer parts of Asia, and the islands of ed he purrs, and shows the greatest pleasure. the Indian Archipelago; while the leopard, There were a pair of leopards in the Tower, Felis leopardus, is thought to be confined to before the collection was broken up, which Africa. The jaguar, Felis onca, is the scourge illustrated well the difference in disposition; of South America, from Paraguay almost to the male, a noble animal, continued to the the isthmus of Darien, and is altogether a last, as sullen and savage as on the day of his larger and more powerful animal than either arrival. Every kindness was lavished upon of the others. Though presenting much re- him by the keepers, but he received all their semblance, there are points of distinction by overtures with such a sulky and morose rewhich the individual may be at once recog-turn, that nothing could be made of his unnized. The jaguar is larger, sturdier, and al | reclaimable and unmanageable disposition. together more thickset than the leopard, | The female, which was the older of the two, whose limbs are the beau ideal of symmetry on the contrary, was as gentle and affectionand grace. The leopard is marked with nu- ate as the other was savage, enjoying to be merous spots, arranged in small irregular cir- patted and caressed by the keeper, and fondcles on the sides; the ridge of the back, the ly licking his hands; one failing, however, head, neck, and limbs, being simply spotted, she had, which brought afliction to the soni without order. The jaguar is also marked of many a beau and lady fair; it was an exwith black spots, but the circles formed by traordinary predilection for the destruction them are much larger, and in almost all, a of hats, muffs, bonnets, umbrellas, and paracentral spot exists, the whole bearing a rude sols, and indeed, articles of dress generally, resemblance to a rose; along the back, the seizing them with the greatest quickness, and spots are so narrow and elongated, as to re- tearing them into pieces, almost before the semble stripes. The tail of the jaguar is also astonished victim was aware of the loss; to considerably shorter than that of the leopard, so great an extent did she carry this peculiar which is nearly as long as the whole body. 'taste, that Mr. Cops, the superintendent, used
to say that she had made prey of as many of ness. Once or twice he purloined a fowl, but these articles as there were days in the year. easily gave it up on being allowed a portion Animals in menageries are sometimes great of something else; but on one occasion, when enemies to the milliner's art; giraffes have a silly servant tried to pull his food from him, been known to filch the flowers adorning a he tore a piece of flesh from the ofteuder's leg, bonnet, and we once saw a lady miserably but never owed him any ill-will afterwards. oppressed by monkeys. She was very deci- One morning he broke the cord by which he dedly of “a certain age," but dressed in the was confined, and the castle gates being shut, extreme of juvenility, with flowers and rib- a chase commenced, but after leading liis purbons of all the colors of the rainbow. Her suers several times round the ramparts, and complexion was delicately heightened with knocking over a few children by bouncing rouge, and the loveliest tresses played about against them, he suffered himself to be caught her cheeks. As she languidly sauntered and led quietly back to his quarters, under through the former monkey house at the one of the guns of the fortress. By degrees gardens, pluytully poking the animals with all fear of him subsided, and he was set at her parasol, one seized it so vigorously that liberty, a boy being appointed to prevent his she was drawn close to the den; in the twink-intruding into the apartinents of the officers. ling of an eye, a dozen little paws were pro- His keeper, however, like a true Negro, gentruded, ott went bonnet, curls and all, leaving erally passed bis watch in sleeping, and Saï, a deplorable gray head, whilst others seized as the panther was called, roained at large. her reticule and her dress, pulling it in a very On one occasion he found his servant sitting unpleasant manner. The handiwork of M. on the step of the door, upright, but fast asleep, Vouillon was of course a wreck, and the con- when he lifted his paw, gave him a pat on tents of the reticule, her purse, gloves, and the side of the head which laid him tat, and delicately scented handkerchief, were with then stood wagging his tail as if enjoying the difficulty recovered from out of the cheek joke. He became exceedingly attached to pouch of a baboon.
the governor, and followed him every where On other occasion we saw the elephant, like a dog. His favorite station was at a winthat fine old fellow who died some years ago, dow in the sitting-room, which overlooked administer summary punishment to a weak the whole town; there, standing on his hind minded fop, who kept ottering him cakes, and legs, his fore paws resting on the ledge of the on his putting out his trunk, withdrawing window, and bis chin laid between them, he them and giving him a rap with his cane in- amused himself with watching all that was stead. One of the keepers warned him, but going on. The children were also fond of he laughed, and after he had teased the ani- this scege; and one day, finding Saï's presmal to his heart's content, walked away.ence an incumbrance, they united their efforts After a time he was strolling by the spot and pulled him down by the tail. He one again, intensely satisfied with himself, bis day missed the governor, and wandered with glass stuck in his eye, and smiling blandly in a dejected look to various parts of the fortress the face of a young lady, who was evidently in search of him; while absent on this errand offended at his impudence, when the elephant, the governor returned to bis private rooms, who was rocking backwards and forwards, and seated himself at a table to write; pressuddenly threw out his trunk and seized our ently he heard a heavy step coming up the friend by the coat tails; the cloth gave way, stairs, and raising his eyes to the open door and the whole back of the coat was torn out, beheld Saï. At that moment he gave himleaving nothing but the collar, sleeves, and self up for lost, for Saï immediately sprang front. As may be supposed, this was a damp- from the door on to his neck: instead, hower upon his amatory proceedings; indeed we ever, of devouring him, he laid his head close never saw a man look so small, as he shuffled to the governor's, rubbed his cheek upon his away amidst the titters of the company, who shoulder, wagged his tail, and tried to evince enjoyed his just reward.
his happiness. Occasionally, however, the That very agreeable writer, Mrs. Lee, for- | panther caused a little alarm to the other inmerly Mrs. Bowdich, has related in the first inates of the castle, and on one occasion the volume of the “ Magazine of Natural Histo-woman, whose duty it was to sweep the ry," a most interesting account of a tame floors, was made ill by her fright; she was panther which was in her possession seve-sweeping the boards of the great hall with a ral months. He and another were found short broom, and in an attitude approaching very young in the forest, apparently deserted all-fours, when Saï, who was hidden under by their mother; they were taken to the one of the sofas, suddenly leaped upon her King of Ashantee, in whose palace they lived back, where he stood waving his tail in triseveral weeks, when our hero, being much umph. She screamed so violently as to sumlarger than his brother, suffocated him in a mon the other servants, but they, seeing the fit of romping, and was then sent to Mr. panther in the act of devouring her, as they Hutchinson, the resident, left by Mr. Bowdich thought, gallantly scampered off as fast as at Coomassie, by whom he was tamed. When their heels could carry them; nor was the woeating was going on he would sit by his mas- man released from her load till the governor, ter's side and receive his share with gentle- hearing the noise, came to her assistance.
Mrs. Bowdich determined to take this in- , lowance was one per diem, but he became so teresting animal to England, and he was con- ravenous that he had not patience to pick off veyed on board ship, in a large wooden cage, the feathers, but bolted the birds wliole: this thickly barred in front with iron. Even this inade him very ill, but Mrs. Bowdlich adininconfinement was not deemed a sufficient pro- istered some pills, and he recovered. On the tection by the canoe men, who were so aların arrival of the vessel in the London Docks, ed that in their confusion they managed to Saï was presented to the Duchess of York, drop cage and all into the sea. For a few who placed him in Exeter Change temporaminutes the poor fellow was given up for rily. On the morning of the duchess's depar. lost, but soine sailors jumped into a boat be- ture for Oatlands, she went to visit her new longing to the vessel, and dragged him out in pet, played with him, and admired bis gentlesafety. He seemed completely subdued by ness and great beauty. In the evening, when his dacking; and as no one dared to open the her royal highness's coachman went to take cage to dry it, he rolled himself up in one him away to his new quarters at Oatlands, corner, where he remained for some days, Saï was dead froin intlammation on the lungs. till roused by the voice of his mistress. When! To this interesting animal, the following she first spoke he raised his head, listened at- | lines by Dryden, might with propriety have tentively, and when she came fully into his been applied : view, he jumped on his legs and appeared “The Panther, sure the noblest next the Hind frantic, rolling over and over, howling and
And fairest creature of the spottert kind;
Oh, could her inborn stains be washed away, seeming as it he would have torn his cage to
She were too good to be a beast of prey! pieces; however, his violence gradually sub How can I praise or blame, and not offend,
Or how divide the frailty from the friend? sided, and he contented himself with thrust
Her faults and virtues lie so mixed that she, ing his nose and paws through the bars to re Nor wholly stands condemned, nor wholly free." ceive her caresses. The greatest treat that Mr. Gordon Cuinming describes two encould be bestowed upon Saï was lavender counters with leopards, one of which was water. Mr. Hutchinson had told Mrs. Bow-nearly attended with fatal consequences: “On dich, that on the way from Ashantee, hap- the 17th, says he, “I was attacked with acute pening to draw out a scented pocket-handker- rheumatic fever, which kept me to my bed, chiet, it was immediately seized by the pan- and gave me excruciating pain. Whilst I lay ther, who reduced it to atoms; nor could he in this helpless state, Mr. Orpen and Present, venture to open a bottle of perfume when the who had gone up the river to shoot sea cows, animal was near, he was so eager to enjoy it. fell in with an immense male leopard, which Twice a week his mistress indulged hiin by the latter wounded very baldly. They then making a cup of stiff paper, pouring a little lav- sent natives to camp, to ask me for dogs, of ender water into it, and giving it to him through which I sent them a pair. In about an hour the bars of the cage; he would drag it to him the natives came running to camp, and said with great eagerness, roll himself over it, nor that Orpen was killed by the leopard. On rest till the smell had evaporated.
further inquiry, however, I found that he was Quiet and gentle as Saï was, pigs never not really killed, but frightfully torn and bitfailed to excite indignation when they hover-ten about the arms and head. They had ed about his cage, and the sight of a monkey rashly taken up the spoor on foot, the dogs put him in a complete fury. While at anchor following behind thein, instead of going in in the Gaboon, an orang-outang was brought advance. The conseqnence of this was, that on board and remained three days. When they came right upon the leopard before they the two animals met, the uncontrollable rage were aware of hin, when Orpen tired and of the one and the agony of the other was missed him. The leopard then sprang on his very remarkable. The orang was about three shoulders, and dashing him to the ground lay feet high, and very powerful; so that when upon him, howling and lacerating his hands, he fled, with extraordinary rapidity, from the arms, and head most fearfully. Presently the panther to the other side of the deck, neither leopard permitted Orpen to rise and come men nor things remained upright if they op-away. Where were the gallant Present and posed his progress. As for the panther, his all the natives, that not a man of them moved back rose in an arch, his tail was elevated to assist the unfortunate Orpen? According and perfectly stiff, his eyes flashed, and as he to an established custom among all colonial howled he showed his huge teeth; then, as if servants, the instant the leopard sprang, Presforgetting the bars before him, he made a ent discharged his piece in the air, and then spring at the orang to tear hiin to atoms. It dashing it to the ground be rushed down the was long before he recovered his tranquillity; bank and jumped into the river, along which day and night he was on the listen, and the he swam some hundred yards before le would approach of a monkey or a Negro brought venture on terra firma. The natives, though back his agitation. During the voyage to numerous and armed, had likewise fled in anEngland the vessel was boarded by pirates, other direction." and the crew and passengers nearly reduced The tenacity of life of these animals was to starvation in consequence; Saï must have well shown in the other encounter : “Having died bad it not been for a collection of more partaken of some refreshment," says Mr. Cumthan three hundred parrots; of these his al-Iming, “I saddled two steeds, and rode down