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NEDDY BRUCE; OR, HAPPY CHANGES.

THE STORY OF A STREET BOY.

CHAPTER I.

WILLIE'S INVITATION.

ABOUT three miles from the classic metropolis of North Britain—a city singularly celebrated in the chronicles of an ancient kingdom, and in the history of a once persecuted Church-stood the old unadorned tenement of Craigour Hall. It was situated in a district naturally fertile, and surrounded by the results of advanced agricultural skill. No great extent of pleasure-ground was near it more than the shrubbery and garden, which half secluded it from the open fields; and although the dwelling was plain in architectural style, it was commodious, comfortable, and pleasant, and indeed presented indications of ease and refinement. The occupants were happy, it is true, in the enjoyment of a goodly portion of this world's possessions—those fickle belongings which, in the sad experience of many, often and

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