Breaking the News. Mamma, what was that I heard papa saying to you this morning about his lawsuit? I cant tell you just w. Ellen, pick up that shawl and spread it over me. Mamma! are you cold in this warm room? A little, there, that will do. Now, my daughter, let me be quiet a while don't disturb me. There was one else in the room. Driven thus to her own resources, Ellen betook herself to the window, and sought amusement there. The prospect without gave little promise of it. Rain was falling, and made the street and everything in it look dull and gloomy. The foot-passengers plashed through the water, and the horses and carriages plashed through the mud; gaiety had forsaken the side-walks, and equipages were few, and the people that were out were plainly there only because they could t help it. But yet Ellen, having seriously set herself to study everything that passed, presently became engaged in her occupation; and her thoughts travelling dreamily from one thing to ather, she sat for a long time with her little face pressed against the window-frame, perfectly regardless of all but the moving world without.