H'm! nobody praises my
etc., etc. And all the time her face so shining with pleasure and tenderness under the sternly bended brows that the happy child needed no other praise from any one.
.... I feel to-day the isolation consequent upon my long survival of the threescore and ten apportioned as the term of human life.
Brothers and sisters, friends and fellow-workers, many are now in the silent land.
I am praying for some good work, paying work, so that I may efficiently help relatives who need help, and good causes whose demand for aid is constant....”
. To-day Harry and Alice Hall have left me with their two dear children.
I have had much delight with baby Frances, four months old.... I pray that I may be able to help these children.
I looked forward to their visit as a kindness to them and their parents, but it has been a great kindness to me ....”
. Some bright moments to-day.
At my prayer a thought of the divine hand reaching down over the abyss of evil to rescue despairing souls! . ..”
. Dear Flossy and Harry left.
I shall miss them dreadfully.
She has taken care of me these many weeks and has been most companionable and affectionate.
My dear boy was as ever very sweet and kind. .. .”
“ September 22
. Have puzzled much about my promised screed for the ‘Cosmopolitan’ on ‘What would be the Best Gift
to the People of the Country?’
As I got out of bed it suddenly occurred to me as ‘the glory of having promoted recognition of human brotherhood.’