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时间: 2019年12月15日 10:05

It was two o鈥檆lock in the afternoon of Sunday, December 12, when the banners of the Old Dessauer appeared before Myssen. The Saxon commander there broke down the bridge, and in the darkness of the night stole away with his garrison to Dresden. Leopold vigorously but cautiously pursued. As the allied army was near, and in greater force than Leopold鈥檚 command, it was necessary for him to move with much discretion. His march was along the west bank of the river. The ground was frozen and white with snow. � � 鈥楤ut the day was clear, and it was easy to give the bergs a wide berth. Every one鈥檚 spirits rose. There was nothing but enjoyment of the beautiful scene, admiration at the strange sights before us. The sun at length sank; but a few icebergs loomed in the distance, and I had an idea that we had almost come to the end of the ice-tract. We had delightful music in the saloon, and all appeared cheerfulness and peace. Even when my attention was directed to strange dark objects on the ocean, which I could see through the round saloon window, no thought of danger came into my mind. They had a quart 鈥榦f the best;鈥?Hanlon called for it鈥攁nd drank it, all but a glass; a second quart followed, and a third; and as the little veteran became more and more steeped in liquor he grew more and more communicative. He told Herbert all about the regiment; who were the chief personages in it; he spoke with awe of the sergeant-major, but of the colonel as a familiar friend. He described the ways of the officers, the habits and customs of the regiment, the chances there were of promotion for a smart lad who鈥檇 had any schooling and knew how to keep himself straight. 鈥楥an you read? good鈥攁nd write? better still. If you can only cipher and do accounts you won鈥檛 have long to wait for a lance stripe. I鈥檒l get it for you, aye and[108] more too. I鈥檒l get you put in the orderly-room as a clerk, or perhaps the pay office. You shall be a colour-sergeant before you鈥檙e many years older; who knows, perhaps you鈥檒l be sergeant-major afore you die. All through Joe Hanlon; poor old Joe Hanlon鈥擫etshavesmoreale.鈥? It is always a difficult question to decide in such cases what does or does not constitute luxury. For example, the number of servants kept, which often startles an Englishman, is unavoidable to some extent, arising from the very low wages given, and the small amount of work which each servant will undertake. Indian servants sleep often in the verandah or in outside huts, and provide their own food out of their small wages; so, keeping several of them is a very different matter from keeping many English servants. Moreover, an Englishman, still more an Englishwoman, labouring in such a climate as that of India, must as a matter of simple safety have many things which in England would be entirely needless. To walk any distance under the heat of the Indian sun would for the ordinary European often mean death. To 鈥榬ough it,鈥?to brave the climate, to be reckless of hardships, would in the majority of instances be tantamount to suicide. Yet, on the other hand, it may well be that under the guise of necessity some things not necessary have here and there crept in. A story has been told of an officer, himself a hearty supporter of Missions, who received a very unfavourable impression of one particular Missionary from observing the large amount of comfortable furniture which arrived at the said Missionary鈥檚 bungalow, for the latter鈥檚 use. The officer felt at once, as he said, that the Missionary 鈥榳as not made of the right stuff.鈥?He may have judged hastily, and he may have been mistaken. It is by no means impossible that the Missionary may have been 鈥榦f the right stuff,鈥?despite his superabundance of home-comforts. Nevertheless, such judgments will be passed, and it is well if Missionaries can live a life that shall render them uncalled for. 青青草在现线久2019_网站受网站美利坚保护_影音先锋lu综合 � � [431] A DREAM OF THE SECOND ADVENT. Mysterious Change, O Man! But 'tis, 'tis He,