They were coming up St. Peter Street. Abbie was laughing and jesting with Bearie, when they came face to face with Lieutenant Randall. 鈥淚 am more than lucky then to find you, Corinna,鈥?said Martin. 鈥淔or you鈥檙e the only person in Paris that I know.鈥? It is always a difficult question to decide in such cases what does or does not constitute luxury. For example, the number of servants kept, which often startles an Englishman, is unavoidable to some extent, arising from the very low wages given, and the small amount of work which each servant will undertake. Indian servants sleep often in the verandah or in outside huts, and provide their own food out of their small wages; so, keeping several of them is a very different matter from keeping many English servants. Moreover, an Englishman, still more an Englishwoman, labouring in such a climate as that of India, must as a matter of simple safety have many things which in England would be entirely needless. To walk any distance under the heat of the Indian sun would for the ordinary European often mean death. To 鈥榬ough it,鈥?to brave the climate, to be reckless of hardships, would in the majority of instances be tantamount to suicide. Yet, on the other hand, it may well be that under the guise of necessity some things not necessary have here and there crept in. A story has been told of an officer, himself a hearty supporter of Missions, who received a very unfavourable impression of one particular Missionary from observing the large amount of comfortable furniture which arrived at the said Missionary鈥檚 bungalow, for the latter鈥檚 use. The officer felt at once, as he said, that the Missionary 鈥榳as not made of the right stuff.鈥?He may have judged hastily, and he may have been mistaken. It is by no means impossible that the Missionary may have been 鈥榦f the right stuff,鈥?despite his superabundance of home-comforts. Nevertheless, such judgments will be passed, and it is well if Missionaries can live a life that shall render them uncalled for. 鈥楧ecember 2, 1875. 鈥楶erhaps the worst of all was the Christian鈥檚 reception at his home; his wife came with her three little ones to meet him, beating her breast, etc. Sadiq had intended to carry B鈥攏 back to Amritsar with him, to let the first fury of the storm blow over; but poor B鈥攏 preferred remaining at Batala, because if he left his wife, he did not know what she might do with his children. So there the brave fellow remains. We ought to pray earnestly for this our brother.鈥? 开心五月天_五月天开心激情网_开心情色站_开心播播网 鈥淢a tante,鈥?said F茅lise demurely, after a pause during which her aunt took up her work again. 鈥淚f you would teach me how to embroider, perhaps I might learn to be useful in my future home.鈥? 鈥楬is type of devotion is thoroughly Hindu, transfigured into Christianity.... One part of our conversation, however, amused me.... It was when we came on the subject of celibacy. The Hindu evidently thought it better than marriage. He seemed to regard it as an objection to the latter, that when a husband lost his wife he would cry for two or three days!鈥攖he Faqir鈥檚 religion is a very joyful one, and when his eyes moisten it is with religious emotion. I stood up for marriage. The dear man is no stern ascetic; he smiled and half gave way, and said that he liked people to be happy. It is pretty clear, however, as regards himself that it is better for him to be unwedded. He walks long distances; sometimes forty鈥攆ifty鈥攕ixty鈥攎iles. He says that he is not so strong as he was. But he thinks nothing of age; the spirit never grows old.... M.鈥檚 voice is peculiar; one could always tell without seeing him whether he were in chapel or not; for his 鈥淎men鈥?sounds like a note from a bassoon.鈥? To God and Man, our Love and Duty pay: Her image, who was more than Earth to me!