The love story of a strong man. "His was not a petty nature, given to the faults of the weak and timid. He was a daring and defiant sinner, risking damnation, as he had once said, 'for the desire of his heart.'" The scene is partly England and partly India.
ng a standard reference in nursery difficulties.
"Had she many children?"
"Children? My lort! Every year a child. She was plenty blest. One child for every finger, and a grand-child older than her last. Master, he shake his head and say, 'Damn-damn,' but Barnes-mem, she say, 'Let come; the Lort will provide.'"
"Were they all brought up in India?"
"In Calcutta they were born and grew up; no Darjeeling pahar; no Munsuri pahar! All living; all plenty strong."
[Footnote 6: Mountains.]
"Yet most children cannot thrive out here--English, I mean."
"English Memsahib making much fuss, like there is no Got Almighty. Everywhere there is sickness, also in pahar."
Mrs. Meredith shivered at the cold consolation. After a short interval spent in anxious suspense, a clatter of hoofs announced the return of the Sahib. Raymond Meredith galloped into the camp and flinging his reins to a saice, leaped to the ground. A messenger