A VOICE FROM
couldn't have any more of that foolishness.
Arabella must just behave herself or take the
consequences." And after the spanking, Ara¬
bella sniffed and whimpered and pouted, and
the big brother bit his lip, looked half ashamed,
and said: " Well, I didn't want to hurt you.
You needn't feel so awfully bad about it, I
only did it for your good. You know I
wouldn't do anything to displease you if I
could help it; but you would insist on making
the row, and so I just had to. Now, there—
there—let's be friends!" and he put his great
strong arms about her and just dared anybody
to refer to 'that little unpleasantness—he'd
show them a thing or two. Still Arabella
sulked,—till the rest of the family decided she
might just keep her pets, and manage her own
affairs and nobody should interfere.
So now, if one intimates that some clauses
of the Constitution are a dead letter at the
South and that only the name and support of
that pet institution are changed while the fact
and essence, minus the expense and responsi¬
bility, remain, he is quickly told to mind his
own business and informed that he is waving
the bloody shirt.
Even twenty-five years after the fourteenth
and fifteenth amendments to our Constitution,