A STORM. 11
a much severer storm, when few
persons expected that a vestige of this elegant structure would remain. "
" Oh, do tell us about it, papa!" exclaimed both the children; and Mr. Ashton, in compliance with their entreaties, began :—
" It was on the 22nd of November, 1824, that Brighton was visited with the awful tempest of which I have been speaking. The night was dark and gloomy, and the clouds which swept across the sky, from time to time, told of the coming storm. Many hands were busily employed in dragging the bathing-machines, boats, &c. from their usual places on the beach to more sheltered situations ; while the inhabitants of the