Than does a Tulip or a Rose, Nell. A governess; the horror! then I hear that she is an oddity; so absent; very learned though, and extremely well-informed. I am rather old for a governess; I was seventeen last March. It would have been quite a different thing to have gone on with my studies here with you and Bob. Do you know that, without vanity, I consider that I have made amazing progress during the month that you have been here? I hope I sha'n't be blam'd, if I am proud ???There had been such a Thing; 鈥楳ay the best blessings of the opening year rest upon my beloved Laura, and her dear circle. Fresh as those Beauties honest Swains adore. 成+人+色综合 鈥楢s I was walking in the city early one morning, a party of Government schoolboys passed me, marching in order, in evident imitation of our Christian boys. A minute or two afterwards a very respectable-looking middle-aged Native, probably their master, ran after me. I halted, to know what he wanted; and something like this curious conversation passed between us, in English,鈥? 鈥榃e have seen our Sovereign Lady three times, which was being in great luck. I am rather tired of writing, so will only add kindest love, and beg you to believe me your ever attached, TO MRS. HAMILTON. 鈥楾he first mention of her intention to come out to India reached us in May 1875. Well do I remember the evening when Mr. Clark, coming to our Bungalow, with a letter in his hand, said, 鈥榃ho do you think is coming to join you here as a Missionary?鈥擜. L. O. E.!鈥?The title instantly brought to mind books such as The Young Pilgrim, The Shepherd of Bethlehem, which had delighted us in our childhood鈥檚 days. And now we were to welcome the well-known and gifted authoress into our house! This was a privilege; and earnestly did we look forward to the pleasure of receiving her; though at the same time we were perhaps conscious of a slight shadow of doubt crossing our minds, as to how far one of Miss Tucker鈥檚 age would be able to accommodate herself to the new surroundings, and bear the trials incident to life and work in a tropical climate.