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The Indian advocate. ([Sacred Heart, Okla.]) 1???-1910, June 01, 1903, Image 11

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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE. 177
as he came slowly up between the lines of kneeling worship
pers, bearing reverently, under the canopy, the pure Host,
the Holy of Holies. He reached the altar-steps, and child
ren's trembling hands threw sweet blossoms under his feet
privileged blossoms that gave out their life and sweetness to
welcome God and beautify His resting-place.
The woodland then echoed ancient Benediction hymns,
and the priest, for the moment more privileged than the an
gels in Heaven, raised aloft the Body of Christ, who blessed
the warm, wayward hearts of His forest children bowed in
worship.
A "Salve!" of musketry rolled out in recognition of the
King of kings, who did not heed that the muskets were old
and the men shabbily clad. A large bell was rung, the peo
ple rose and the procession re-formed, while the church-bell
was pealing, always pealing, and the soft winds played with
the singers' voices. This time Jean Chabanel de Valorsay
took his place in line with the humblest of the worshippers,
while his heart petitioned, in the child's words, for himself
and his Fatherland.
In Paris now there is a band of devoted laymen who look
to Jean de Valorsay as their chief. They are qniet workers
for the right, and no man can yet measure their deeds. But
someday standing beside De Mun they will make their pow
er felt.1
The little maiden whose voice led Jean to the feet of God
is at Askandaga; growing up to girlhood, brown and timid
and sweet faced she is quite unaware of the story attached to
the hymn she still sings. Katherine Hughes (Katanerenstha)
in Canadian Messenger.
JSfc up wp
Socrates, when a talkative person applied to him to be
taught rhetoric, set double the usual price, for it would first
be necessary .to teach him to hold his tongue.

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