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TE HOA MAORL

whakakore. Pera ka whakahaua te tangata

e te Ateha kia mahia i tetahi mahi ka haere

te tangata e tu tata ana ki te mahi kia

mahia, engari i tetahi takiwa ka totohe nga

tangata tokoru kia taka te mahi ki a ia hei

reira ka karanga atu te Ateha ki tetahi kia

hoki iho. Engari aua tamariki tokorua i

huna i runga i te kaipuke e nui o raua kaha

ki te piki ki runga, he manawanui raua kia

mahia raua i tetahi mahi hei ritenga mo o

raua hekenga ki runga i te Kaipuke. Ko

Parone te ingoa o tetahi o aua tamariki.

Ko ia hoki te tamaiti kaha o aua tamariki

okorua, kahore he wahi mangarei ona.

He rerenga pai te rerenga o te kaipuke i

tetahi takiwa, kahore he marangai kahore he

aha. He nui te whakawhetai atu a te

Kapene ratau ko ona hoa kahore tetahi kei te

ngaro i te timatanga o te rerenga mai i te

Whenua Tawhito o tae noa ki taua wa.

Na, i te po o te Wenerei te 2-1 o nga ra o

Hurae ka puta mai te hau nui i te Tongako-

taratara, a ka nui haere te ngaru, a ka

tangohia etahi o nga ra o te kaipuke.

Engari e kore e roa ka mutu te hau, a ka

marino. I te 25 o nga ra o te marama i te

wainganui o te whitu i te waru o nga haora

o te ata ke puta mai tatahi karanga whaka-

wehi tangata, ara, " Kua taka te tangata ki

roto i te wai. " Kua mohio nga tangata

katoa o roto i taua kaipuke he tika taua

karanga kua rongo hoki ratou nga tangata e

oma ana ki te kei o te kaipuke ki te pehea

ratou ka taea ranei ratou ki te tiki ake taua

tangata mate kahore ranei. Pera ka he te

karanga a te tangata ka nui te pai ka pohehe

ratou, engari ra, e tino mohio ana ratou e

tika taua karanga. Ka rongo hoki ratau te

kupu a te Kapene i a ia e heke iho i te

arawhata e mea ana ia, "E tama ma, kei te

ngaro, e kore a taea koutou te aha. " Hei

konei ka mohio te katoa ka horo tetahi i

tenei ao, engari

KEI HEA?

Katahi ka ui nga tangata tetahi ki tetahi,

Ko wai ia, Ko wai ia ? Katahi ka karanga

atu tetahi ko Parone kei te ngaro; te

tamaiti pai, te tamaiti kaha ki te mahi, ko ia

i huna nei kei roto i te kaipuke.

A i mate pehea ? me pehea i tona wairua ?

E whenei ana te patai e pupu ana ki roto i

evidently wishing to win favour and to do

something to pay for their passage; and

one of them, who had given the name of

Brown, was noticed to be particularly smart

and active, as well as thorough in his work.

All went well for a time, nothing worthy

the name of a gale having been met with,

and the Captain and his friends often

thanked God that they numbered every

soul that had left the shores of the Old

Country.

But on Wednesday night, 24th July, the

first blow approaching a gale was encoun-

tered from the S. W., which increased the

sea, and necessitated shortening sail, but it

was not very severe, and soon blew itself

out. About 7. 30 a. m. of the 25th, all were

alarmed by that dreadful cry at sea: "A

man overboard " ! The tramp of feet over-

head, as the men rushed aft to see if

assistance could be rendered, assured all

who heard the cry, and who would fain

have persuaded themselves that it was a

mistake, that there was a horrid reality iu

it; and the Captain's voice, heard as he

descended the Companion stairs, —" It's too

late, boys, it's too late; you can do no

good "—told the solemn tale that a soul had

passed away in a moment from this life.

WHERE?

Who was it ? Who was it ? was now

eagerly asked, and at last came the answer,

" It was Brown " ! the active, willing young

stowaway.

How did it happen? What about his

soul? are questions that now crowd into

the mind and arise to the lips. Who knew

anything about him ? Who had spoken to

him? The gale having abated, the order

had been given, " Loose the Fore Royal" !

and Brown was soon in the rigging and on

the yard arm, and the men stood ready,

awaiting the further orders, to " Sheet

home, " and " Man the Fore Royal hal-

yards, " to hoist the yard into position;

when a dark object was seen in mid-air

between the yard and the deck; then a

' thud' on the weather rail, and poor Brown

was thrown dead and ' all of a heap' into

the sea.

He had commenced to loosen the gaskets,