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GREAT AMERICAN AUTHORS
MR. HIGGINBOTHAM'S CATASTROPHE

Higginbotham. Dominicus knew the place; and the littlemare stopped short by instinct; for he was not conscious of tightening the reins.
" For the soul of me, I cannot get by this gate," said he, trembling, "till I see whether Mr. Higginbotham is hanging on the St. Michael's pear tree!"
He leaped from the cart, gave the rein a turn around the gate-post, and ran along the green path of the wood-lot. Just then the village clock tolled eight, and as each deep stroke fell, Dominicus gave a fresh bound and flew faster than before, till, dim in the solitary center of the orchard, he saw the fated pear tree. One great branch stretched from the old trunk across the path, and threw the darkest shadow on that one spot. But something seemed to struggle be neath the branch !
The peddler had never pretended to more courage than befits a man of peaceable occupation, nor could he account for his valor in this awful emergency. Certain it is, however, that he rushed forward, prostrated a sturdy Irishman with the butt-end of his whip, and found-not indeed hanging on the St. Michael's pear tree, but trembling beneath it, with a halter round his neck-old Mr. Higginbotham!
" Mr. Higginbotham," said Dominiclls, "you're an honest man, and I'll take your word for it. Have you been hanged or not?"
If the riddle has not been already guessed, a few words will explain it. Three men had plotted the robbery and murder of Mr. Higginbotham; two of them lost courage and fled, each delaying the crime one night by his disappearance; the third was in the act when a champion appeared in the person of Dominicus Pike.
It only remains to say that Mr:-Higginbotham took the peddler into high favor, sanctioned his addresses to the

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