emotion by that generous Saviour, who regards what is done
"I have made a memorandum of the date at which her promissory note falls due--viz., the 31st December in the present year. The note being made payable at Wurzburg, you must take care (in the event of its not being honored) to have the document protested in that town, and to communicate with me by the same day's post. I will myself see that the law takes its regular course.
"Permit me most gratefully to thank you for the advance on my regular fees which you have so graciously transmitted, and believe me your obedient humble servant to command."
I next submit a copy of a letter addressed by the late Chemistry-Professor Fontaine to an honored friend and colleague. This gentleman is still living; and he makes it a condition of supplying the copy that his name shall not appear:--
"Illustrious Friend and Colleague,--You will be surprised at so soon hearing from me again. The truth is, that I have some interesting news for you. An alarming accident has enabled me to test the value of one of my preparations on a living human subject--that subject being a man.
"My last letter informed you that I had resolved on making no further use of the Formula for recomposing some of the Borgia Poisons (erroneously supposed to be destroyed) left to me on the death of my lamented Hungarian friend--my master in chemical science.
"The motives which have led me to this decision are, I hope, beyond the reach of blame.
"You will remember agreeing with me, that the two specimens of these resuscitated poisons which I have succeeded in producing are capable--like the poisons already known to modern medical practice--of rendering the utmost benefit in certain cases of disease, if they are administered in carefully regulated doses. Should I live to devote them to this good purpose, there will still be the danger (common to all poisonous preparations employed in medicine) of their doing fatal mischief, when misused by ignorance or crime.
"Bearing this in mind, I conceive it to be my duty to provide against dangerous results, by devoting myself to the discovery of efficient antidotes, before I adapt the preparations themselves to the capacities of the healing art. I have had some previous experience in this branch of what I call preservative chemistry, and I have already in some degree succeeded in attaining my object.
- his fingers, right and left, and presently found slimy
- back towards the gate. The convict’s arms fell, and an
- and cloaked figure, and the boat’s crew, engaged in the
- be waiting for him at the jetty. As he turned, the moonbeams
- gangway above which lowered a green and rotting wooden
- of the poor devil, thus stabbed to the heart, was curious.
- to touch my heart, to hold me back from the ruin into which
- a project that, for her, was most distasteful. She would
- and was clear of the oily water, now, and upon a sort of
- which had witnessed his futile struggles against that baser
- Nearly an hour had passed since the chaplain had placed
- “Yes; and if my husband does not come back and live with
- the ray of light from Max's lamp impinged upon the opening
- “So am I.” “Well, so much the better. We will join
- He knew that among the secrets of the man whose inheritance
- “I will not receive her!” cried Lady Devine, rising
- with stating that they were poor natives of the place,
- “Hullo! hullo!” said John Rex. “Since when have you
- that had fallen upon her childish memories? Deprived of
- right. I have told them all that I am your wife, for whom
- rising, was gradually flooding the cave of the dragon.
- an answer to the question, she unlocked a writing-case,
- “You must excuse my violence,” Frere went on. “I’m
- themselves to the gloom, began to see what the “punishment”
- In the afternoon we paid our respects to the governor —
- are saved. By the time Mr. Francis Wade gets his wits together,
- visit of inspection, Troke, lounging at the door of the
- was substituted insolence; for alacrity, sullenness; for
- fit, often wandering along in the great flower garden that
- that to show interest in a prisoner was to injure him,
- But you will remind her, will you not? You will do me justice
- at her dress. What! It is a priest — a priest — who,
- nearly pure Indian inhabitants. They were much surprised
- “I will get him to thank her for me,” he thought. But
- reels into the gutter, we can walk erect and talk with
- gesture with which — when out of eyeshot — he lamented
- To his host he explained that he was moving his safari
- He remembered how he had said, “I will redeem him with
- passed away in a sultry sunset, and it was not until the
- asked the landlord, as he flung open the door of the best
- innocent purpose: each parish has a public musket, and
- he cried. “Heaven never willed you to be mated to that
- years. She did not know that I suffered.” He waited anxiously
- door, which should announce to him the departure of the
- ‘beware’ for nothing.” They were soon anxious for
- again the grey sea spread around him, barren of succour.
- the chaplain was accustomed to visit him. He pretended
- window the light in hers, sat staring at it, alternately
- and the land was wooded down to the water’s edge. In
- Grant me a sign. Thou didst it in old times to men who