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THE HALLIG.

last, to the now constantly abating flood. How slowly
the minutes passed by ! How slowly the sea retired !
But time measured itself by their beating hearts, and
after six hours, every minute of which had been to
them a stern and threatening messenger of death, the
two preserved families stood once more upon their
mother earth.