Meg' had 'apent the-time in working as well as waiting, growing womanly in character, wise in house wifery arts, and prettier than ever; for love is a great beautifier. She had her girlish ambitious and hem-and 'felt some disappointment at the humble way in which the new life must begin. Ned Mo'at bad just married Sallie Gardiner, and Meg couldn't help contrastihg their fine house and carriage, many gifts, and' splendid outfit, with her own, and secretly wishing she could have the same. But somehow envy and discontent soon vanished when she thought of all the patient love and labour John had put into the little home awaiting'her; and when they sat together in the twilight talking over their small plane, the future always grew so beautiful and bright, that she forgot Sallie's splendour, and felt herself the richest. Happiest girl in Christendom.