TEDDY S LETTER.
(I can read but very poorly), But the words hit like a blow.
Gone for ever, mother darlint !
Gone widout one word fur me, To tell me you d forgiven Teddy !
Gone, for ever ! woe is me !
Can t I see your eyes a-shinin In the darkened cabin-door,
When I turned away in anger,
Cause you scolded when I swore?
Backward turn in at the corner, Lookin when you couldn t see,
Wipin tears off wid your apron Bitter tears that fell fur me.
So I left you in my anger,
Sailed that night from home and you, Yet I see you cryin softly
Tears upon your apron blue.
Gathered pounds I jest was keepin ,
Jest was fixin up a home, Jest was meanin to write humbly
I was sorry would ye come ?
I ll read it over. What s this linin ,
Done by John ? " Our mother said, Tell my Teddy I forgave him,
Loved him alway darlin Ted ! "