A RAINY MORNING. 105
only see how very fast it is rain-ing!
u Yes," said Lewis, in a disconsolate tone, " there will be no going out to-day; the clouds are coming up thicker and faster."
" I believe you are mistaken there, my boy : even your weather-oracle, Tom Price, tells me, he thinks it will be fine; but if it should prove that he is mistaken for once, we will try to make ourselves happy within doors, and not waste our time in unavailing regrets. The rain is much needed, and the country will look more beautiful after it."
" Do you not think, papa," asked Lewis, who was not at all disposed to look on the bright side of the picture this morning, " that it would