"Then seek his throne without delay; and, until you have done so, do not rashly condemn my views of this matter, since I have sought for wisdom where alone it is to be found."
Henry chafed under this; but he commanded his temper, though with difficulty, and said, "Will you take a line to her from me?"
The Sister hesitated. "I don't know whether I ought," said she.
"Oh, then the old game of intercepting letters is to be played."
"Not by me: after prayer I shall be able to say Yes or No to your request. At present, being at a distance from my Superior, I must needs hesitate."
"Right and wrong must have made very little impression on your mind, if you don't know whether you ought to take a letter to a woman from a man who has just saved her life--or not."
The lady colored highly, courtesied, and retired without a word.
Little knew enough of human nature to see that the Sister would not pray against feminine spite; he had now a dangerous enemy in the house, and foresaw that Grace would be steadily worked on through her religious sentiments.
and go into permanent camp just beyond the great river
From Phil Abingdon he had learned nothing whatever. Her
soft-hearted. Thank goodness, she goes to-morrow, though.”
had been delivered by hand. Harley took it eagerly and
In the afternoon we paid our respects to the governor —
his daughter; and, mentally visualizing the pure oval face