ON THE ATLANTIC
"Come to me, children," said Mrs. Bradley invitingly; "I will be a mother to you, my darlings. You shall not be a burden to the community, but I will take care of you myself."
Having said this, she seized the little boy and his sister and pressed them to her heart, while tears trickled down her full, rosy cheeks.
"Now you little sweethearts," she said soothingly, "you must not be afraid of me. Let me wipe your tears, and then... more...