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A FRIDAY EVENING.

Baruch had risen from his seat, and repeated the verse appointed to be said on hearing of a death:

"Praised be Thou, O Lord our God, King of the World, and Righteous Judge!"

"Tell us of it, I pray you," he added; and Miriam too approached the table, and joined in her brother's request.

"It is the Sabbath, and I ought not to do it," said the stranger; "but as you ask it, so let it be. It was his death that decided me to save myself and all dear to me from such a lie."