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and asked him what he wanted. He, Mr. C., told him that he was from Ireland, and was recommended by Mr. Wesley to come to Kingswood School. Here he showed him Mr. W.'s letter. The Governor then replied that they had more boys now than they knew what to do with. Mr. C. again began to think that his mother's denunciations had at last overtaken him. The Governor ordered him down into the kitchen to live with the servants who ridiculed him and called him the Irish boy.

One day while he was walking out in the garden he observed it to be in a shocking state, overgrown with weeds and briars. He asked the Governor if he might be allowed to put the garden into a better order, wishing to be employed about something, as he was not taken into the School. The Governor gave him permission, and he went to work with his spade and turned over the ground. While he was thus engaged in digging, he thought he saw something shining; he took it up and washed it in his mouth, and wiped it with his hand, and found it to be a half guinea. When the Governor came out he told him that he found a piece of gold, and asked him if he had lost such a piece. The Governor said he did not know that he had. Mr. C. told him he was sure he had not lost such a piece, and that the money was not his. The Governor then said that he might have lost it, so he took the money. After a while the Governor came to him and said that he did not feel right about taking the money from him, as he did not know that he had lost it; and as Mr. C. had found it, he begged he would take it. He did so. After wards he called all the boys to him as they were out at play, and asked them if any of them had lost a half guinea. The boys said one after the other that he had not lost any; but by and by one began hesitatingly to say that he had lost some money a good while ago. Mr. C. then said to him the money