yesterday, ‘I find in the Hebrew prophets all the doctrine which I find in Christ
He said, ‘Yes, it is there seminally.’
We agreed that it was the life which made the difference.”
.... My dearest Maud left by 1 P. M. train to sail for Europe
I could not go to the hearing.
Was on hand to think of small details which might have been overlooked.
Gave them my fountain pen, to Jack
's great pleasure.
came to take care of me. I suffered extreme depression in coming back to the empty house, every corner of which is so identified with Maud's sweet and powerful presence.
The pain of losing her, even for a short time, seemed intolerable.
I was better in the evening.
Chug amused me with a game of picquet.”
Her spirits soon rallied, and the granddaughters did their best to fill the great void.
She writes to Laura about this time:--