SECOND BOY. CHAPTER X. A LAWYER鈥橲 LETTER. 鈥榊es, yes, I鈥檒l come at once鈥攁t once, Robert. Good people, you will understand my anxiety for the boy. The blame rested so entirely upon us. It is an immense relief to know that he is not injured.鈥? 浙讧风采双色球走势图2 CHAPTER X. A LAWYER鈥橲 LETTER. Money makes the man, said Denton philosophically. 鈥業t was amusing when Emily, Ada, and I were talking over our youth the other day. Dashing, energetic games had been the delight of my companions; and I begin to imagine that cricket, rounders, and bolstering form no bad preparation for Missionary life. Dash and energy and physical strength are very desirable. We want ladies who fear nothing, grumble at nothing, and are ready to carry the Holy War into the enemy鈥檚 camp. One of Emily鈥檚 many advantages is that she is a fearless rider. I am rather alarmed at hearing that an extremely delicate lady is coming out to us. We want hearty, strong ladies, not sickly ones. The Missionaries are too short of hands to be able to undertake much sick-nursing. If I were to require to be nursed at night鈥攚hich, thank God, I have not done鈥擨 should feel inclined to run off somewhere or other, so as not to tax the strength of my nieces.鈥? At the Toilet, I was as ignorant a Spectator as a Lady is an Auditor at an Act-Sermon in the University, which is always in Latin; for I was not capable to distinguish which Dress became which Face; or whether the Italian, Spanish, or Portugal Red, best suited such or such Features; nor had I a Catalogue of the Personal or Moral Defects of such or such Ladies, or Knowledge of their Gallantries, whereby to make my Court to the Present, at the Cost of the Absent; and so to go the World round, 'till I got thereby the Reputation of ingaging and agreeable Company. However, it was not often that the whole Mystery of the Toilet, was reveal'd to my Country Capacity; but now and then some Aunt, or Governess, would call me to a Dish of Chocolate, or so; whilst the Lady and her officious Madamoiselle, were putting on those secret Imbellishments which illustrated her Beauties in the Eyes of most of the fine bred Beholders. But some petulant, antiquated Tempers, despised such Ornaments, as not having been used in good Queen Bess's Days; nor yet in the more Modern Court of Oliver Cromwel. As to myself, I was like a Wild Ass in a Forest, and liv'd alone in the midst of this great Multitude, even the great and populous City of London. Well-built Piazzas, lofty Pillasters; Don't send me there, Samuel! said the old man, shuddering. Likely he's her man, thought Nancy, who was entirely unacquainted with that episode in Roman history in which Cleopatra figured. "Likely he's her man, though she do look old to have one." 鈥榃here is he to be found? Will you take me to him? You shall be liberally rewarded.鈥? Horatia. What a sleepless night I have passed, what anxiety, what excitement! and yet how unlike is he to what I had imagined! so timid, so petulant! and that perpetual punning! It matters not, however,鈥攈is title to our services remains the same! A strange misgiving is on my soul; is it the shadow of approaching danger, or only the fear of it? The Colonel gave me a strange meaning look as he passed me this morning, and said, 鈥榊ou are early up, Miss Ratty; I fear that your rest was broken last night.鈥?Can he suspect anything? That sneaking wretch, Weasel! Hark, I hear the Colonel鈥檚 step and a strange voice. I鈥檒l conceal myself behind this screen. Perhaps.... [Pg 140] CHAPTER X. A LAWYER鈥橲 LETTER. Oh, that accounts for it. Mean ter say you've never puffed a weed?