There was an instant of dead silence and then the loud crack of a pandybat on the last desk. A silence filled the classroom and Stephen, glancing timidly at Father Arnall's dark face, saw that it was a little red from the wax he was in. Union is recommended as well by the free and benign principles of our Government, extending its blessings to every individual, as by the other eminent advantages attending it. But O, the road there between the trees was dark! You would be lost in the dark.