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Harry, an embryo man, ran along the bridge, shouting “ Help!
When Miss Eltham looked again, the water was so clear, that she saw Alice floating, or, she believed, rolling along towards the very arch upon which she stood. Again the poor girl rose, and extended her arms. Suddenly Miss Eltham's presence of mind returned : she called loudly for assistance, and rushed down the bank, so as to meet, as it were, the blind girl as the current bore her through the arch ; for the waters seemed to deal gently with their prey: but one stronger and more useful was there before her-even Mary Browne. She had waded the stream, and, holding by the strong arm of a tree, which bent most gracefully, and what was better still, most usefully, into the water, she caught Alice by her long floating hair; and in less than a minute the blind girl-ay, and her dog Beau—were on the bank. It was some little time before Alice was restored to consciousness, and knew who breathed upon her cheek—what warm soft hands chafed her temples, and wrung the water from her hair. The first thing that seemed really to restore her was her little dog placing his paws upon her shoulder, and licking her face all over with his little red tongue, as if requesting pardon for his rashness ; — she put her arm round him, and kissed his wet coat.
“ And why did you go out by yourself, dear Alice, at this time in the evening ?” inquired Chatterbox, as the servants and some of the villagers were about to carry the blind girl to Eltham House, that she might have dry clothes, and be returned safely and comfortably to her mother, if possible, before the dame had been made aware of the danger she had