Seldom do men realize how often God heeds their prayers. He is not partial to a few, but listens to everyone who approaches Him trustingly. Sri Yukteswar sponsored four yearly festivals, at the equinoxes and solstices, when his students gathered from far and near. The winter solstice celebration was held in Serampore; the first one I attended left me with a permanent blessing.

If, for example, in this case Johnny's mother attempts on the spot to explain to him the folly of boasting, and to show how much wiser it is for us to let our good qualities, if we have any, speak for themselves, without any direct agency of ours in claiming the merit of them, he listens reluctantly and nervously as to a scolding in disguise.

"I take leave of the pharaoh, and pray the gods to permit me to see him to-morrow as pharaoh." "Dost Thou doubt that, mother?" "It is possible to doubt everything in presence of one who listens to madmen and traitors." They parted in anger. Soon his holiness recovered good-humor and conversed joyously with the officials. But about six o'clock alarm began to torment him.

Charles ascends the throne with flattering promises, attends prayers and listens to sermons, pays his father's debts and promises to reform the Court. Let us see what he does. The brilliant but profligate Buckingham is retained as prime minister. Charles marries the beautiful Henrietta Maria, the Roman Catholic princess of France.

But as yet I could not think that he would avenge Beorn's deed further than I had seen already. "But he has no enmity with you, our friend," she went on; "though he speaks little to you, he listens as you talk to us. But there has grown up in his heart a hatred of all men in your land, save of yourself alone.

Street after street, and all the folks asleep street after street, all lighted up as if for a procession and all as empty as a church till at last I got into that state of mind when a man listens and listens and begins to long for the sight of a policeman.

"How's the flock, Juan?" "Oh, pretty well, señor." "No better than pretty?" "No, señor." "How's that?" And then Juan goes on to explain that the recent unusually wet weather has made many lame, etc., etc., to which the superintendent listens with a grave countenance.

"You remind me of a watch that never runs down. If one listens hard one hears you always tic-tic, tic-tic." "Oh, I see," said Singleton, beaming ingenuously. "I am very equable." "You are very equable, yes. And do you find it pleasant to be equable?" Singleton turned and grinned more brightly, while he sucked the water from his camel's-hair brush.

Why do not people advertise their losses?" "That is the way they do it," said Beatrice, smiling, "and it pays better, particularly on market days, than to put it in all the city papers. It is the quickest way to make a loss known, or to advertise a sale, for everybody listens to old Hatch, or Mr. Hatch, I should say.

But I doubt if she listens to the preacher at either with more devotion than she does to her little neighbor when he talks of these matters. What does he believe? In the first place, there is some deep-rooted disquiet lying at the bottom of his soul, which makes him very bitter against all kinds of usurpation over the right of private judgment.