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“ [276] principle.” Our mother also took some worsted work, but she suffered such lively torment from the bites of mosquitoes and sand-fleas on her hands and wrists that she could make little use of this. To one recalling the anguish of this visitation, it seems amazing that she could even write in her Journal; indeed, the entries, though tolerably regular, are brief and condensed.

June 24.... We arrived in the harbor of Nauplia by 7 P. M.... Crowd in the street. Bandit's head just cut off and brought in. We go to the prefect's house, ... he offers us his roof — sends out for mattresses. ... I mad with my mosquito bites. Mattresses on the floor. We women lie down four in a row, very thankfully . . .”

At the fortress of Nauplia, she was deeply touched by the sight of a band of prisoners waiting, in an inner court, for the death to which they had been condemned.

“ ‘Do not pity them, madam!’ said the major; ‘they have all done deeds worthy of death.’ ”

“But how not to pity them,” she cries,

when they and we are made of the same fragile human stuff, that corrupts so easily to crime, and is always redeemable, if society would only afford the costly process of redemption!

As I looked at them, I was struck by a feeling of their helplessness. What is there in the world so helpless as a disarmed criminal? No inner armor has he to beat back the rude visiting of society; no secure soulcitadel, where scorn and anger cannot reach him. He

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