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meek, unsuspicious, invalid minister of the gospel, calls them, and many a meal, bundle of straw and other kindness they receive from him; and his faith in them could not be shaken by such instances as the following, until a day or two ago: "Massa, dem hame strings gone!" "Hame strings gone, Frederick, where are they gone?" "Dunno Massa, spects dem soldiers what got straw yestiddy, dun tied em on to dar straps so dey could carry more." "Tut, tut, Frederick, accuse the noble Massa, spects dem soldiers what got straw yestiddy, dun tied em on to dar straps so dey could carry more." "Tut, tut, Frederick, accuse the noble soldiers of taking them, that won't do." But there was the turning point. Soldier No. 1 dropped in to get his dinner, depositing his gloves, coat, and bucket of butter, just purchases, on the hall table. Soldier No. 2 came in also, but ate hastily and left the table, returning to the sitting-room before anyone else. When the family and soldier No. 1 came in, the other had disappeared; also gloves and bucket. This led to some suspicion, and search was made to see if anything else was mi