鈥淚 was forgetting,鈥?said he, as he bade Martin good-night. 鈥淎ll of what I said was to prove that if you were in need of a foster-mother, P茅rigord will take you to her bosom.鈥? 鈥淚f you would live in the friendship of this world, if indeed you are not prepared to give up everything you most fondly cherish, should the Lord require it of you, then, I say, put the idea of Christ deliberately on one side at once. Spit upon him, buffet him, crucify him anew, do anything you like so long as you secure the friendship of this world while it is still in your power to do so; the pleasures of this brief life may not be worth paying for by the torments of eternity, but they are something while they last. If, on the other hand, you would live in the friendship of God, and be among the number of those for whom Christ has not died in vain; if, in a word, you value your eternal welfare, then give up the friendship of this world; of a surety you must make your choice between God and Mammon, for you cannot serve both. Matters were evidently on the verge of coming to a climax when they heard the sound of approaching footsteps. Abbie looked up suddenly, her face crimsoning to the roots of her hair as she observed the cold steel-gray eyes of Mr. Wrenford looking defiantly at Thomas. 鈥淐鈥檈st en haut, monsieur, Au premier.鈥? 鈥淭o hear you talk one would think you hadn鈥檛 any English blood. Isn鈥檛 England good enough for you?鈥? 开心婷婷五月综合基地,五月丁香六月综合缴情 The only true basis of such a union is love, and I cannot love one whom I do not know. If the gentleman in question will call to-morrow I shall be pleased to receive him. CHAPTER X. "No." 鈥淵es, monsieur,鈥?said Bigourdin. 鈥淒oes Mademoiselle F茅lise care for Lucien?鈥?asked Martin.