d not tell as yet how deep and fixed an impression had been made upon his mind. But he did not care to probe Ansel's conscience just then and there, in order to learn the exact state of the case.
"If I understand you, then," he said, "you would like a course of lessons in the teachings of Nature?"
"Of course, I did not suppose that you would allow us to have a course of lessons in the works of Nature instead of the Bible."
"But if I were willing to give you a course of lessons showing the footprints of the Creator, so to speak, in the physical world, how would it please you?"
"I should like it very much."
"How would such a plan please the other members of the class?"
The idea was entirely new; no one of them had ever dreamed of studying in a Bible class anything except the Bible; but young people are not averse to novelties, and they readily gave their assent. Yet I should do the class injustice by leaving the impression that they were influenced simply by the love of