His first step was to put a watch upon Lady Farrington鈥檚 movements. Mr. Oozenam, the well-known private detective, was employed, who set about his task with his usual skill and despatch. Within a week or two he came with his first report. 鈥楢pril 1, 1879. 鈥淵es, Tom; God has taken care of me, to bring me to you. Get in quickly. Is there no one else?鈥? pk10赛车8码规律 鈥楢pril 1, 1879. 鈥楢ug. 31.鈥擨 go, you know, to city work in the morning. After our late breakfast I have a succession of people coming. For instance, to-day,鈥?st, Munshi and four boys. 2nd, A convert came, to read the Bible to me. 3rd, A teacher came, for me to explain difficult English idioms. 4th, Three lads for English lessons. 5th, A fourth lad more advanced. You see, love, that this is not a sleepy life, though in this warm weather I usually get some sleep in the daytime. I like having the dear boys. They have done much to keep the heart green under various Missionary discouragements.鈥? 鈥楢ug. 16.鈥擩. R. told me dream of Christ, which he had had three or four years ago. Indignantly repudiated idea that my pictures were like Him Who was so much more beautiful. I read part of description of Christ in Rev. i.; but the old man, with simple truthfulness, said that that was for the superior person who had written. He was a poor man; he had only seen the white dress and beautiful shining Face. I asked if he had seen it distinctly. 鈥淒o I see you who are before me?鈥?he replied. 鈥淪o I saw Him.鈥?His nephew certified to J. R. having told him of this dream soon after having it.鈥? "Sam just kept pushing and pushing and pushing. Every week, every meeting, he'd talk about greeters. 鈥極ne of the ladies smoked a hookah; had it been even invisible, we should have been made sensible of its presence by an occasional bubble-bubble sound, and then a perfume鈥攖o our minds by no means odoriferous. Another lady had her teeth horridly blackened by what she had been chewing; but, generally speaking, the natives鈥?teeth are very nice and white.... I showed off my beautiful chatelaine, your dear Father鈥檚 gift, which I think pleased; and Miss H. showed hers, which is quite different in style. You must not suppose that this was a mere visit of amusement.... No, we had Bible-reading and hymn-singing; and afterwards C. was evidently holding a religious discussion with the elder lady. As helpful as that franchise program was to an eager-to-learn twenty-seven-year-old kid, ButlerBrothers wanted us to do things literally by the booktheir book. They really didn't allow their franchiseesmuch discretion. The merchandise was assembled inChicago,St. Louis, orKansas City. They told mewhat merchandise to sell, how much to sell it for, and how much they would sell it to me for. They toldme that their selection of merchandise was what the customers expected. They also told me I had to buyat least 80 percent of my merchandise from them, and if I did, I would get a rebate at year-end. If Iwanted to make a 6 or 7 percent net profit, they told me I would have to hire so much help and do somuch advertising. This is how most franchises work. 鈥楢pril 1, 1879. I would love to tell you all that, but unfortunately none of it would be true.