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182 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
5. How gaily beams her sparkling eyes
As a well-known sound she hears, When darting up to her father's house Young Charles's sleigh appears!
6. "My daughter dear," her mother said,
"This blanket around you fold; It is a dreadful night abroad; You might take fatal cold."
7. "0 no, dear mother," Charlotte said,
And she laughed like a gayly2 queen, "To ride in a blanket muffled up I never can be seen.
8. "My silken shawl is quite enough;
You know it's lined throughout. Besides I have a silken scarf To tie my neck about."
9. Her bonnet and her gloves were on,
And she stepped into the sleigh; And off they ride o'er the mountain side And o'er the hills away,
10. For five long, dark, and lonesome miles
In silence o'er they passed Till Charlotte3 in a few frozen words This silence broke at last.
11. "It's such a night I never seen;
The reins I scarce can hold." Charlotte replied in a feeble voice, "I am extremely cold."
12. He cracked his whip; he urged his steed
Much faster than before, Till five more dark and lonesome miles In silence they passed o'er.
* A mistake for Charle*. Tbe next stanxa makes it dear that fee ta the first to speak.