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A BOY OVERBOARD!

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A BOY OVERBOARD! A correspondent of The Times, in his description of the de- parture ot tt-e Prince find Princess of Wales from Corfu, relates the following melancholy incident The ship was the Ariahte. At dead of night there was a sudden movement on the rleck near the mizell shrouds, and the terrible cry, "A man overboard!" came clear and strong above the stamp of feet on the deck. as the Prince called out "What is that?" in allusion to the first noise that was beard. Awav went the lifebuoy, but as it touched the water it capsiz.d and the light went out. The second lifebuoy was let go at once, and floated away astern with its light blazing in the wake of the ship. We dl rushed to the taffraU and gaz-d anxiouslv into the darkness. Not a sound, not a speck. The Ariadne was stopped at once in a few seconds her lifeboat, in charge of Lieutenant. vI urray, was pulling ard and fast, towards the lif. buoy. All looked on in silence, till at last one said, li The light is bobbing. Thank God. he's saved." And then there was silence once more. Ten minutes passed. "Can you see the boat ? "Yes, sir. Here it comes. They have got the buoys." "Quarter- master, see if there is any one in the boat with the crew!" I can't make out that there is, sir." The cloud sailed away from t.ne moon, and the boat approached towing t.he lifebuoys over the silvery sea. How the eyes were strained through every glass. You could hear your neighbour's heart heat. And then the captain sang out., clear, Have you got him?" There was a sickening moment before the reply came back it was, I le's lost sir There was a murmur on the poop, and from the cabin window astern, we heard a woman's voice asking, Is he saved and once more the answer, which sounded almost, stern in its abrupt- ness, of the officer, He's lost, ma'am," was returned across the water. And all this time we knew not who it was. But there was an inquiry now, and it turned out that it was a boy named Burke who was gone. He ha 1 been sent into the mizeu thronds to remove the letter A" of lamps which formed part of the ship's illumination and it so happened by a very curious coincidence that one of the buckets at the mizeii-yar i-arm fell into the sea, so that it was at fir t supposed it struek the boy and knocked him over, but a sailor who was beside him on the ratline, said the bucket never touched him. It seemed as if the oar on which the "A" was fastened came adrtft, and that the boy fell oveiboard, striking his head most pro- bably against the chains, as he I ever uttered a cry. The indraft of the screw at that place is also very strong. Bv the description I fancy it. was the lad I had noticed the previous Sunday at service in the front, row of the ship's boys, and leading the singing—a fair- haired, blue-e\ ed, pleasant-looking boy. On ahead Ifull speed

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