And all the real love he had for his fields and coverts, all the fastidiousness of an English gentleman, and, to do him justice, the qualms of a conscience telling him that he owed better things than this to those born on his estate, assaulted him in force. He sat back in his seat, driving his long legs hard against the pew in front.
The next chapter will introduce you to the naughtiest girl in the home. Mortified beyond measure, I let my head sink forward on the back of the pew in front of me. I soon became oblivious of my surroundings, for I was being blest with a wonderful vision. I saw the Garden of Gethsemane. It was night, and sleeping souls lay all around. One there was who was not sleeping.
Some people are kept out of church through no fault of their own. For example, the rented pew system, still in vogue in some congregations, is an effective means of barring out visitors. Few care to force themselves into the precincts of a private club even if it bears the name of a church. A pecuniary method of effecting friendly relations is not without its merits.
Obedient to Gibbie's will, the old man took the seat, with an air both of humility and respect, while happily for Mrs. Sclater's remnant of ruffled composure, there was plenty of room in the pew, so that she could move higher up.
Putting his finger upon the painful spot, the aching limb, he says: "Thou ailest here and here," and we feel the cure begun, for the diagnosis is nine-tenths of the treatment. Similarly when the man in the pew feels that the man in the pulpit understands him and he soon makes the discovery he listens for what has yet to come.
But he didn't like to leave his oatmeal outside for fear something would happen to it, because there were always mischievous boys around, so he hoisted the bag on his back and walked into church with it and right to the top of the aisle to Grandfather King's pew. Grandfather King used to say he would never forget it to his dying day.
As we thus walked and talked in a public seclusion the bells broke out ringing through all the bounds of the city, and the streets began immediately to be thronged with decent church- goers. 'Ah! said my companion, 'there are the bells! Now, sir, as you are a stranger I must offer you the hospitality of my pew.
Wanley was anxious for the Eldons to go their way, and leave the stage clear. Would he appear at church next morning? There was a general directing of eyes to the Manor pew. This pew had not been occupied since the fateful Sunday when, at the conclusion of the morning service, old Mr. Mutimer was discovered to have breathed his last.
He was evidently quite unaware of her proximity, for his glance never once strayed in her direction, and, gradually gaining courage as she appreciated this, Diana ventured to let her eyes turn frequently during the service towards the pew where the newcomers were sitting. That they were strangers to the neighbourhood she was sure; she had certainly never seen either of the two women before.
Scouting Captured by Indians A Strategic Escape A Hot Pursuit The Indians led into an Ambush Old Satanta's Tricks and Threats Excitement at Fort Larned Herders and Wood-Choppers Killed by the Indians A Perilous Ride I get into the wrong Pew Safe, arrival at Fort Hays Interview with General Sheridan My ride to Fort Dodge I return to Fort Larned My Mule gets away from me A long Walk The Mule Passes In his Chips.