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“ [155] I said, ‘Nothing that I have heard here is more Christian than what I heard from him.’ I told of his first having brought into notice the hymn, ‘Nearer, My God, to Thee,’ and said that I had sung it with him; said that in advising with all women's clubs, I always urged them to include in their programmes pressing questions of the day. Was much applauded.... They then sang the ‘Battle Hymn’ and we adjourned.”

She spent Christmas with Sister Annie, in great contentment; her last word before starting for home is, “Thank God for much good”

To Maud

I reached Boston very comfortably on Monday night about eleven o'clock. I was slower than usual [on the journey] in making friends with those around me, but finally thought I would speak to the pleasantlooking woman on my left. She had made acquaintance with the people who had the two sections behind mine. I had observed a gaunt young man going back and forth, with a look on his face which made me say to my friend in Number Nine: “That man must have committed a murder.” Who do you think he turned out to be? Lieutenant Ripley, of the Vandalia, U. S.N., the great ship which went to pieces on the Samoan reef. I, of course, determined to hear about it from his own lips, and we had a most interesting talk. He is very slight, but must be all nerve and muscle. All the sailors in the top in which he was clinging for his


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