But I have been just thinking how difficult it would have been for me to have been suited in such a colony as this if I had not been so fortunate as to meet with Dr. Grant. Being a professional man, he is necessarily an educated man, and you know how much that weighs with me; and he has the manners of a gentleman, which are also indispensable to my happiness in marriage.
Can any reasonable person think that the sun, which is mere fire, has this knowledge, or that it is able to empower its heat and light to effect these results, or is able to fashion these wonderful things in plants, and to contemplate use? Any man of elevated reason who sees and weighs these things, cannot think otherwise than that they come from Him who has infinite reason, that is, from God.
Especially if he is an officer, his responsibility weighs on him terribly, and I have known more than one good fellow and conscientious Churchman worry himself into thinking that he was unfit for his responsibilities as an officer, and ask to be relieved of them. There must be something wrong about the Christianity of such men.
To keep the tent erect a small gable-shaped affair, six feet high, and seven by six square, made of American sheeting, and so light that with poles and everything complete it barely weighs one man's load I called up the men, and for hours held it so by strength of arm.
Strong souls do not sleep easily: indifference weighs them down. They demand a mission a motive for action and faith. Louis de Camors was yet to find his. Louis de Camor's father had not I told him all in that last letter. Instead of leaving him a fortune, he left him only embarrassments, for he was three fourths ruined.
Then consider the difficulty of transportation, from this peak down the long trail, and over miles of rough country to the Oak Creek railway." "Hoh! a mere bagatelle, Mr. Brewster, when gold weighs in the other scale. Why, men will dig through the earth for gold! See what happened in Alaska.
'Five hundred dollars for the arrest of Silent Steve Skeels Wait. Make that 'arrest or detention, Got it?" "All right, Mr. Boyne." "'Skeels, gambler, who left San Francisco about one in the afternoon yesterday March sixth. Presumed he went by train; maybe by auto. He is man thirty-eight to forty; five feet seven or eight; weighs about one hundred forty.
"They must have come after the rain ceased. See this thick splash, how it lies over and weighs down the wet grass blades. Pah!" It was a heavy, evil-looking clot, and I stepped back from it, my throat closing in disgust. "My theory," said the brigadier, "is this: Some of those Biribi fishermen, probably the Icelanders, got an extra glass of cognac into their hides and quarreled on the road.
Its editorial column alone weighs from twelve to eighteen pounds, and if you strike a man with a clubbed copy of it the crime is assault with a dull blunt instrument, with intent to kill.
"This child I hear about, the child you've been giving our stuff to the child that weighs two stone." Mrs. Skinner's hands worked, and she dropped the onions. "Reely, Sir," she protested, "I don't hardly know, Sir, what you mean. My daughter, Sir, Mrs. Caddles, 'as a baby, Sir." And she made an agitated curtsey and tried to look innocently inquiring by tilting her nose to one side.