IN HIGH LIFE.
I was immediately driven there, and found, sure
enough, by the welcome I received from my young
lady and others that the conjecture was right. Sev¬
eral people had been sent out to look for me to no
purpose, and, on thanking the gentleman for his kind¬
ness in bringing me home, 1 cried with a joy I never
felt before, and wondered what rich or grand person
in America would have done so charitable an act. I
was overwhelmed with gratitude, and flew about like
a big crazy child, crying and laughing alternately for
I had never heard of London fogs, and the next
morning when I awoke the sun looked so red and
glaring through the dense smoke that I thought the
Judgment Day had certainly come; but it was not
the Judgment Day at all—it was only a London day.
My morning duties to my lady over, I sat down and
laughed heartily over the events of the day previous.
They were queer enough.
After a short stay in London, M'lle M. returned to
France, taking with her, as she had intended, an
English maid. Before her departure 1 had become
acquainted with a Mrs. R., who very kindly interested
herself in getting a situation for me. During the
next week I had a great many offers of places. One
wished me to go as maid ; another as chamber-maid;
some wanted one thing, some another; but none of
the places suited me, and I did not accept any of them.
However, at length a family named S., from Snares-
brook, Essex county, engaged me as child's nurse. As
they did not want me for a month, I made the most
of the interval in sight-seeing. I went to Windsor;
saw a good deal of the palace; attended St. Paul's