A second time was little Miriam introduced within the Walls Of the academy, but under a new and quite different dynasty. The principal was the kindest hearted and most Indulgent Of pedagogues, well skilled in mathematics and learned in all classic lore; greatly successful, moreover, in 'fitting young men for college,' as the phrase goes. But the younger fry were left to take care Of themselves, or at most received a kind of desultory instruction from some Older pupil, while their misbehavior was kindly overlooked by the classical master. Lightly passed her school-days now, but her education, in the true sense Of the word was advancing. Within the school-house walls, the child's al ready observant mind and keen perception of the ludicrous found occupation and food in watching the countenances and conduct Of those who surrounded her; while her lonely rambles abroad taught her much that your thorough-faced pedagogue utterly ignores.