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ure tickets for the meal.
I have arranged it all with the steward; we shall sit together, said this foxy one.
Long before the hour, they all went down and stood against the door, like the queue at a French theatre.
One of them came up, a little after, wiping his mouth; and asked me with surprising suddenness, if I was on the side of the Lord.
They were mostly Methodists, and of course very pious.
One of the soldiers on the lower deck, suddenly cried out: Oh, H----!
upon which a Christian Commissioner said: Mr. Smith, did you think to bring a bundle of the tracts on swearing?
I told him I hoped he had brought a good many, and of several kinds, as there was a wide field in the army.
All of which reminds me of an anecdote.
A group of these gentlemen, going on foot and with their carpet-bags towards the front, were addressed by a veteran with Hullo!
Got any lemons to sell?
No, my friend, we belong to the army of the Lord.
Veteran, with deep scorn: Oh, ye — es; stragglers!