AN OLD SAILOR. 15
never want a crust while old Tom Price has one to share with them."
Mr. Ashton turned to look on the speaker. Time and care had deeply furrowed the cheeks of the old seaman, and long exposure to hardships had given a stern expression to his features; but there was something in his voice and manner which interested his hearers.
" Do you live here ? Shall you ever go to sea again ? Can you tell us more about that terrible storm?" with many other questions, were asked by the children; nor did Mr. Ashton take his leave until he had learned the old seaman's place of abode, and promised, before very long, to pay him a visit.
" And, now boys," said he, " for