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Try teaching again, suggested my mother. No thank you, ma'am, ten years of that is enough. Take a husband like my Darby, and fulfill your mission, said sister Joan, home on a visit. Can't afford expensive luxuries, Mrs. Coobiddy. Turn and will you help me, like a cherub as you are? Oh, yes, of course. I know a fellow who will set us right, responded Darby, mildly excited, and darting into some kind of an office, held counsel with an invisible angel, who sent him out radiant.dness had rather abated since then, and I was now quite ready to be a timid trembler, if necessary. Dear me! how easily Darby did it all: he just asked one question, received an answer, tucked me under his arm, and in ten minutes I stood in the prur of the day. It was a blow; but weariness had extinguished enthusiasm, and resignation clothed me as a garment. I sent Darby for Joan, and doggedly paddled off, feeling that mud was my native element, and quite sure that the evening papers would