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MR. AND MRS. SHELBY, after their protracted discussion of the night be-
fore, did not readily sink to repose, and, in consequence, slept somewhat later
than usual the ensuing morning.
“I wonder what keeps Eliza,” said Mrs. Shelby, after giving her bell repeated
pulls, to no purpose.
Mr. Shelby was standing before his dressing-glass, sharpening his razor; and
just then the door opened, and a colored boy entered, with his shaving-water.
“Andy,” said his mistress, “step to Eliza’s door, and tell her I have rung for
her three times. Poor thing!” she added, to herself, with a sigh.
Andy soon returned, with eyes very wide in astonishment.
“Lor, Missis! Lizy’s drawers is all open, and her things all lying every which
way; and I believe she’s just done clared out!”
The truth flashed upon Mr. Shelby and his wife at the same moment. He ex-
“Then she suspected it, and she’s off!”
“The Lord be thanked!” said Mrs. Shelby. “I trust she is.”