My father finds the politeness of the inhabitants expensive, and says, 'in walking the streets of northern towns, you can wear out a good hat in three days. In return they received the greatest civility from two fellow-passengers who took them to call on Count Plater, the Stadt-Holder or Governor of Xtiania, who was an admiral in their navy and spoke excellent English; also on Count Rosen.

His heart was very tender at that moment, and though he did not express any resolve in words, he knew that a black page of his life had just been closed, never to be reopened. He met Plater coming to find him, for he was wanted to aid in keeping the sharp lookout that the fog rendered necessary.

Hippocrates speaks of asphyxia from a serpent which had crawled into the mouth. Borellus states that he knew a case of a person who vomited a salamander. Plater reports the swallowing of eels and snails. Rhodius mentions persons who have eaten scorpions and spiders with impunity.

At the age of fourteen her appetite became normal. In the older writings many curious instances of abnormal appetite are seen. Borellus speaks of individuals swallowing stones, horns, serpents, and toads. Plater mentions snail-eating and eel-eating, two customs still extant. Rhodius is accredited with seeing persons who swallowed spiders and scorpions.

They intended dining with their old friend Count Plater, but the King commanded them to dine with him. He then addressed his conversation in different topics, viz.: policy of Sweden, change of ministry in England, the navy, the country, and the mines of Sweden; all of which he enlarged much on.

It was about this time that the Polish Countess Plater said, speaking of the genial Ferdinand Hiller and the two cronies: "I would choose Hiller for my friend, Chopin for my husband, Liszt for my lover." There seems to have been a snow-storm of love affairs at this period. It is impossible even to name the flakes.

The national Catholic conscience is awakened into action. "One of the most pressing needs of the Church at the present time, is to have a well-connected body of university-trained Catholics." This statement of Father Plater, S.J., is true also for Canada and more particularly for Western Canada.

Grimshaw agreed to this, and as they hurried along they both thought of their partner as floating down the river on the raft in company with their enemies and glorying over their discomfiture. "We'll get even with him, though," growled Plater. "Yes, we will," snarled Grimshaw. And then they met the object of their anger hurrying away from the levee which they were approaching.

It is said they could not abide one in red clothes, and that they loved music above all things, and also that the magistrates in Germany hired musicians to give them music, and provided them with sturdy companions to dance with. Their endurance was marvelous. Plater speaks of a woman in Basle whom he saw, that danced for a month.

The body thus met, constituted themselves into a perpetual assembly for the government of the country, and by their prudence and independence, it is now permanently established and never were a people more attached to their constitution. Dining with Count Plater the Viceroy of Norway, at 3 P.M., he met forty people, all the Ministers of State and great officers in full dress with their 'orders' on; also three peasant Labour Candidates in the costume of their country, being Members of the Storthing.