EARLY HISTORY OF BRIGHTON. 21
Edward confessed that he should have known very little about it, if his mamma had not assisted him, and pointed out the accounts in some of the books at the library.
Lewis looked half ashamed; for he recollected that he had had the same opportunity of gaining information.
" Now, Edward," said he, drawing his chair close to the table, " you shall tell me all you can about it; but I will not promise to write it all in my manuscript book; only the most entertaining things."
Edward was pleased with the office Lewis had chosen for him.
" First, then," said he, " I must tell you that Brighton, or more properly Brighthelmstone, is of Saxon