鈥淪o do I,鈥?yawned Corinna. The pleasant mass of the H?tel des Grottes looming dimly white against its black background came into view. The lights in an uncurtained and unshuttered window, above the terrace, were visible. A figure passed rapidly across the room and sent drunkards and adventures and curly-headed five-year-olds packing from his mind. But he averted his eyes and walked on and came to the Pont de Dronne, and then halted to light a cigarette. The frosty silence of sharp moonlight hung over the town. The silver shimmer reflected from reaches of water and from slated roofs invested it with unspeakable beauty and peace. A little cold caressing wind came from the distant mountains, seen in soft outline. Near black shelves of rock and dark mysteries of forest and masses of houses beyond the bridge-end closed other horizons. He remembered his first impression of Brant?me, when he had sat with Corinna on the terrace, a mothering shelter from all fierce and cruel things. 七星彩走势图100期专家预测 鈥淪o do I,鈥?yawned Corinna. "There can be no question in my mind that wedded life is the ideal life for man鈥攖he life which God intended for you and for me. If your affections are involved, my boy, why not write and put the case before the young woman of your choice?" He said he proposed at once taking an unfurnished top back attic in as quiet a house as he could find, say at three or four shillings a week, and looking out for work as a tailor. I did not think it much mattered what he began with, for I felt pretty sure he would ere long find his way to something that suited him, if he could get a start with anything at all. The difficulty was how to get him started. It was not enough that he should be able to cut out and make clothes 鈥?that he should have the organs, so to speak, of a tailor; he must be put into a tailor鈥檚 shop and guided for a little while by someone who knew how and where to help him. But the Presbyteries of South Carolina say, and all the other religious bodies at the South say, that the church of our Lord Jesus Christ has no right to interfere with civil institutions. What is this church of our Lord Jesus Christ, that they speak of? Is it not a collection of republican men, who have constitutional power to alter these laws, and whose duty it is to alter them, and who are disobeying the apostle鈥檚 directions every day till they do alter them? Every minister at the South is a voter as much as he is a minister; every church-member is a voter as much as he is a church-member; and ministers and church-members are among the masters who are keeping up this system of atrocity, when they have full republican power to alter it; and yet they talk about giving their servants that which is just and equal! If they are going to give their servants that which is just and equal, let them give them back their manhood; they are law-makers, and can do it. Let them give to the slave the right to hold property, the right to form legal marriage, the right to read the word of God, and to have such education as will fully develop his intellectual and moral nature; the right of free religious opinion and worship; let them give him the right to bring suit and to bear testimony; give him the right to have some vote in the government by which his interests are controlled. This will be something more like giving him that which is 鈥渏ust and equal.鈥? To the coterie of the Caf茅 de l鈥橴nivers, however, he gave a different explanation altogether of Professor Martin鈥檚 descent in the social scale. The Professor, said he, had abandoned the professoriat for the more lucrative paths of commerce and had decided to open a hotel in England, where every one knew the hotels were villainous and provided nothing for their clients but overdone bacon and eggs and raw beef-steaks. The Professor, more enlightened than his compatriots, was apprenticing himself to the business in the orthodox Continental fashion. As the substantial Gaspard Bigourdin himself, son of the late equally substantially, although one-armed and one-legged Arm茅d茅e Bigourdin, had, to the common knowledge of Brant?me, served as scullion, waiter, sous-chef de cuisine, sous-ma?tre d鈥檋?tel, and bookkeeper at various hotels in Lyons, in order to become the bon h?telier that he was, his announcement caused no sensation whatever. The professor of the Ecole Normale bewailed his own chill academic lot and proclaimed Monsieur Martin an exceedingly lucky fellow. I hope this assembly are prepared to come out fully and declare their sentiments, that slave-holding is a most flagrant and heinous SIN. Let us not pass it by in this indirect way, while so many thousands and tens of thousands of our fellow-creatures are writhing under the lash, often inflicted, too, by ministers and elders of the Presbyterian Church. 鈥淪o do I,鈥?yawned Corinna. 鈥淭ell her,鈥?said Mme. Tallien, 鈥渢hat I am d茅sol茅e not to be able to receive her, but I am never alone, because I am always surrounded by those to whom I have had the happiness to be of use.鈥?