It tells us, too, that Andrew first found his own brother, Simon; from which we may infer that the other one of the two next found his brother James, and that each brought his own brother to Jesus. The bond of discipleship was then riveted.
"Well, comrade," said Simon, "what do you think of my arrangements?" "They are excellent, and you ought to be a general." "I could serve only the Republic," answered Simon, "I resigned in 1804." Michel looked at him as if he did not more than half understand, then he muttered, reluctantly: "Well, every man is entitled to his opinions."
Though he was quite ignorant until this morning of our being in the country, we found him prepared to receive us with great kindness, and ready to afford every information and assistance, agreeably to the desire conveyed in Mr. Simon McGillivray's circular letter.
He attacked Simon de Montfort by night, defeated him, seized his banners and treasure, and forced him into Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire, which belonged to his family. His father, the Earl of Leicester, in the meanwhile, not knowing what had happened, marched out of Hereford, with his part of the army and the King, to meet him.
They were the two sons of Jonas; the two sons of Zebedee; James, son of Cleophas; Philip; Nathaniel bar-Tolmai; Thomas; Levi, or Matthew, the son of Alphæus; Simon Zelotes; Thaddeus or Lebbæus; and Judas of Kerioth. It is probable that the idea of the twelve tribes of Israel had had some share in the choice of this number.
"Your father did," said Edward hoarsely. He could brook pity from the great Simon better than from the blind beggar. "Ay, marry, that did he," returned Henry, "as he closed his visor that last morn, after looking out on that wild Welsh border scum that my fair brother-in-law had marshalled against us. 'By the arm of St.
"Lord! ye needn't be pertickler, doctor; it's safe 'nough," returned Simon Basset, with a sly roll of facetious eyes towards the company. The doctor deigned no further reply. "I'll stan' any man in this company anything he'll put up," cried Simon Basset, who was getting aroused to a singular energy. Nobody responded.
"Why, truly, I fought an Englishman at Berwick besides, on the old question of the supremacy, as they call it I am sure you would not have me slack at that debate? and I had the luck to hurt him on the left knee." "Well done for St. Andrew! to it again. Whom next had you to deal with?" said Simon, laughing at the exploits of his pacific friend.
Then Jesus turned to His host and with a smile said to him: "Simon, in thy mind thou thinkest these words: 'If this man be indeed a prophet, would he not know what manner of woman this be who toucheth him, and would he not rebuke her and drive her from him?" And the Pharisee was sorely confused, for the Master had read his thought word for word by the method known to occultists as telepathy.
Aramon! Here! To me!" At his call they put spurs to their beasts, and were soon beside him an evil-looking set of knaves, mounted on horses foam-flecked and weary with hard going. Simon gave them no time for speech, but shouted: "After them! After them! Else they escape!"