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i STORY j
WINS
By
Eleanor M. Ingram
Author of The Game
and the Candle," "The
Flyinjz Mercury." etc '
v Ittmtratltm
Frederic Thornbargh
XpjfigHl IS IX The Bobbs-Merrill Company
synopsis: r - ;.
At the beginning of great automobile
race th- mechanician of the Mercury,
Stanton's machine, drops dead. Strange
youth, Jesse Floyd, volunteers, and Is ac
cepted. In the rest during the twenty
four hour race Stanton meets a stranger.
Miss Carlisle, who introduces herself. The
Mercury wins race. Stanton receives
flowers from Miss Carlisle, which he ig
nores. Btanton meets Miss Carlisle on a
train. They alight to take walk, and
train leaves. Stanton and Miss Carlisle
follow in auto.
CHAPTER IV (Continued.)
Stanton, unruffled as In the New
York depot, except for his wind-tossed
hair, whose blackness waB .flecked
with yellow road dust, leaned hack
to reclaim his hat and inquire their
destinat ion. When he returned to the
usual method of driving with both
hands and facing forward,' Miss Car
lisle had altogether recovered her
poise.
"Spej.klng of racing, I have never
thanked you for the other night," she
observed, her lb w tones inaudible to
those behind them. "I never experi
enced nnything like watching you on
the track you carried mo away be
yond conventionality, I am tf raid. And
to feel that I had a share in your be
wildering , feats "
The ugly mood rose again in Stan-
"You need not have felt that t re
sponsibility," -he declared. "My feats,
as you are pleased to call them, are
shared by no one. I drive for pur
poses cf my own.""
She understood at once. .
"You mean that you did not race
with the Duplex because I wanted to
see yottr. famous driving?"
-He checked the machine to permit
the passage of a trolley-car.
"I had my mechanician beside me and
there were two men in the Duplex."
' was Mil oblique reply. "I do not amuse
by brushing near assassination." -'
The .retort was thoroughly Stantow-
' esque. ; Miss Carlisle bent forward to
catch the slipping 'dust-robe, 'before
answering him, but gave an exclama
tion as the motor abruptly fell silent.
"Oh, I am so sorry! The . robe
caught in the switch and moved It."
"It i nothing," he assured, stooping
to remedy the tangle, and sprang out
to crank the engine. -
He had done this very act for Floyd,
two wks before; only then the stop
page Lad been intentional. Stanton
was thinking of that incident, while
he bent to seize the" crank., and not
of whst he was doing. But he saw
Valerie Carlisle, lean toward the
eteering-wheel, her red lips apart and
her eyes glistening, just as:he pulled
up the' handle.
"Wait!" the girl cried,, a second too
late.
There was a sharp explosion of the
motor, the crank tore Itself violently
out of his hand. Only - Stanton's
trained swiftness and instant recoil
saved him from a broken, wrist As it
was, his ana fell momentarily numbed
at his side.
"You left the spark up," Miss Car
lisle cried again, pale and shaken. "
tried to fix it, but you had cranked
Have you injured your arm?"
Mr. Carlisle had risen, several peo
ple paused on the sidewalk, but Stan
ton stood looking at the girl who
leaned across the folded wind-shield.
He, automobile expert, racing driver,
had advanced "his spark and gone put
to crank his motor? His reason re
belled.! Yet, what other explanation?
"You have injured your, arm? Why
was I so stupid as to catch the robe
and -stop the engine!"
He recovered himself promptly. "
"No; no, H 4s nothing, Miss Carlisle.
I am not burt," he disclaimed.
But 'nevertheless he started the en
gine with his left hand, her narrowed
amber; eyes following him.
It was not far to the Carlisle place.
There; Stanton declined every invi
tation ' to remain, or even to enter,
flrmly ; resolved to go on to Lowell by
the next train. - .
"We will be there tomorrow, also,"
Miss Carlisle informed him, in taking
leave. J "I am eg grieved that you can
not use yonVarin.'
"You see I have used ft to steer
and shift gears." he reminded.
"Yes but you will not try to race
That was what troubled her? The
fear that he would not drive and she
would miss the excitement of seeing
him oil the thin verge of death? Her
beauty went out to his eyes like the
3lown flame of a candle. , '
"I shall race," he declared curtly.
W , .1 J Tn ATT (ft Vl AtMtV
4lown lie village street; It occurred
to him that he would like, to 6ee
Sloyd-V He was tired, tired to nausea
cf ' the; feminine as represented by
Valerie Carlisle. -He would have liked
to hunlt up bis mechanician and hear
iim tai.k frank sense, man-fashion.
! kind. When he .arrived at Lowell he
weni lo a -aocior ana had the strained
arm cared for, instead. ( C-'i.
'. , CHAPTER V.
, - Tuning Up.
Floyd was sitting on a railing In
front of the repair pits, when Stanton
came. out to the, course next morning,
engaged in chatting airily with a cou
ple of 5ovial drivers from rival cars.
We, was laughing,, and furthermore he
was clad' in correct racing costume,
this time, instead of the imnromDtu
blend of the former occasion.
The -group, already breakine uo.
drew apart at. Stanton's annroach.
nodding greeting to him. But, beyond
returning the salutes, he disregarded
all except Floyd, opposite whom he
Btopped.
You, JE-eem. to have nothinir to do:
is the machine ready?" he flung, with
his ugliest Intonation. .
Floyd slipped off the ralliner and
stood up, his expression flickering In
momentary surprise. ' .
All ready," he answered, ouietly
businesslike under the undeserved re
buke. v: -
"Get it out, then.V r"--":"
The other men glanced significantly
at one another. ...
Good luck.- Floyd." wished a Blim
Italian' driver, whose reputation
equaled Stanton's own, as he turned
away. r
The Mercury car was out already.
One of the factory men cranked lC
after Stanton took his seat. Floyd was
moving to take the place beside, when
his eyes fell on the driver's bandaged
wrist.
"What's up?" Stanton demanded, at
the exclamation.- -
"You have hurt your arm?"
"Slightly. I cranked an Atalanta
Six yesterday with my spark . ad
vanced." The mechanician stopped with one
foot on the car, looking at him..
I set my spark forward and went
around in front and cranked up and
wrenched my arm," Stanton explicitly
repeated.
Floyd regarded him blankly, then
slowly dissolved into a smile of hu
morous comprehension and stepped
into the car. -
"I had no right to ask, of course,"
he agreed. "I beg your pardon.
Curious people should expect to hear
nonsense."
Floyd believed himself, put off with
an obvious tale, as one reproves a
too-importunate, child, so impossible
he considered such carelessness.- .And
Stanton wholly coincided with his
judgment. Only, the fact remained.
The little episode had relieved the
atmosphere, however, and restored
naturalness of speech. They shot down
the course, i the sweet country air,
and the day's work had commenced.
Then, Stanton had his first exhibition
of what Floyd called tuning up his
motor.
"Got her all the way up?" shouted
the mechanician, when they let out on
the first straight stretch.
Stanton nodded, fully occupied; the
speedometer was .indicating eighty
four miles . an hour. -
"Stop her she needs fixing."
It was Floyd's hour of empire. Stan
ton brought his car to a halt in arr ap
propriate situation, and the mechani
cian sprang out to Investigate the un
hooded power-plant.
"Now well try. She is good for
ninety an hour," he panted, returning.
Stanton accordingly restarted.
They spent the morning so; speed
ing furiously, stopping for Floyd to
fuss with one thing or another, watch
ing the speedometer. ' Floyd listened
to the engine as to a speaking voice,
translating its plaint unerringly and
going to remedy the caus e. As the as-
"How Did You Become an Expert Au
tomobile Driver?"
sistant 'manager had eald he was a
gasolene freak, a clairvoyant magician
of delicate touches and manipulation.
At twelve o'clock the Mercury came
to its camp and stopped. -
"How is she doing?" inquired Mr.
Green. "You made that last circuit a
record breaker, I can tell you."
"Up to ninety-two- miles an hour,'
Stanton reported 'with brevity. "It
never did so well, before. ... Get ' out,
Floyd." . : . ,;'-' : ' '
Floyd got out,' flushed, tired, his
heavy hair clinging in:camp rings to
his temples, but sunnily content. Mr.
Green contemplated hint anxiously; he
had heard an account of Stanton's
morning greeting to his mechanician,
and he was not pleased at .the pros
pect of having to find another man to
fill his place. r
"How," he hesitated, testing- his
way, ' "how are you er feeling.
Floyd?" ,
"Hungry," answered Floyd, prompt
ly and unexpectedly.
The boyish freshness of it brought a
smile to the lips of every one within
hearing.' The assistant ! manager
chuckled outright in his relief. ;
"There's seme kind of eats in , a
stand bver there," volunteered a grin
ning reporter from a Boston newspa
per, "if you can bear them. Say,
Floyd, do -you know, X guess B jw
had a sister she'd be a right pretty
girl." - . - - , .
T have got one." was the serene
return.
"You have? Can I ask what shs
looks like?". :. ' v . ,
"Just like me; we're twins," he re
plied ' absently, his eyes dwelling on
the Mercury.
' -The description accorded so' oddly
with his appearance, , as be stood in
his : rumpled attire, his serious face
stained and darkened with dusC that
there was a universal roar of laughter.
'For shame, to slander a . lady !
jeered one. ;
"Doesn't she' ever wash her. face
Floyd?" called another.
"Can't you support her without .mak
ing her heave coal for a living?" gibed
a' third. , ' '
Floyd laughed .with the Test, glanc
ing down at himself. . , '
"You never saw me dressed for the
opera," he tossed back, as he went in
search of water..
Stanton descended from his i car,
flung his mask and ' gauntlets on the
seat,- and followed .his mechanician.
He,-found, him, presently,'. , emerging
damp and refreshed from ablutions
performed in a bucket with the aid cf
some cotton-waste. " .
"Will you come to lunch with me?"
Stanton asked abruptly.
Floyd paused, regarding him la
grave surprise and hesitation.
"Thank you," he began.
Stantdff made an Impatient gesture,
his eyes glinting steel-blue behind
their black lashes.
"Do you want me to apologize for
bullying you this morning?" he de
manded. Over the other's face swept its
characteristic sudden warning of ex
pression. -
"No; I wanted to be sure that you
want me. Thanks. IH come with
pleasure." ' . .
He sliDDed into a long motor coat,
and accompanied Stanton with ffTrfady
cordiality" that took no account of
past events. No reproach could have
moved the offender so much, no in
jured dignity could have so forced a
curb upon his tongue for the future.
It was not to one of the temporary
eating-places erected in anticipation of
the race carnival that Stanton took
his guest, but to a' quiet, cool hotel
within reach. There, the order given,
he' looked across the width , of white
linen at his companion with an odd
sense of triumph and 'satisfaction; he
felt, for this boy-man something akin
to the elation with which a youth
takes the admired girl out to dinner
for the first time.
"I missed the train, yesterday," he
remarked. "I . suppose you had no
trouble getting the car here?"
"None at all," Floyd confirmed. "I
fancied you accepted Miss Carlisle's
invitation to drive."
"I did, afterward. It was her car I
cranked with the spark forward."
Floyd glanced up, a ripple of incred
ulous amusement crossing his gray
eyes, but he said nothing.
, "At least, I set the spark as I be
lieved right," Stanton amplified, watch
ing the effect, "and when I cranked,
the motor fired over. The person who
sat. next to me said I left the spark
wrong." ' - - '
- The incredulity died out of Floyd's
gaze, but the wonder increased.
"More likely it was changed after
you left it, perhaps by mistake." he
suggested.
In a flash of recollection Stanton
saw Valerie Carlisle's , little - gloved
hand dart toward the steering-wheel,
iust before he pulled up . the crank.
Could she have moved the sector, and
nave correctea ner miBiane an. msuuii
too late? He remained silent, nor did
Floyd pursue the question.
.When the first course of the lunch
eon was placed before them, Stanton
aroused iiimself. Quite indifferent to
the waiter's pained disapproval, he
took the carafe of Ice-water and hint
self filled two glasses.
"Is this your substitute for cock
tails?" he queried, and pushed one of
the eoblets over to Floyd.
Startled, Floyd yet understood.
smiling as he looked across. .
"Yes' he assented, and drank the
innocent pledge. Motorists both,
there was.no question of a stronger
beverage. . ,
Stanton tunied to the waiter.
"You can go; I'll ring when we want
you. jDid you ever drive an Atalanta
Six-sixty. Floyd?"
"Nol ibut I've handled their fours. I
like. a six. cylinder machine, myself;, it
has so fine a torque "
The conversation plunged into pro
fessional, technicalities; the senti
mental episode was pushed aside.
Peonle going in and out of the re
tanramt stared interestedly at the two
exchanging comments and. question
Stanton's dark face was well-known,
and a face not easily forgotten, while
his companion's dress sunlcienuj
identified him as one of the racers
who held the city's attention during
the motor carnival. r ' .-
. When the dessert was before them.
Stanton suddenly returned to the per
sonal note. '
"How did you become a finished
automobile expert by the age of twenty-one?"'
he questioned bluntly.
"Well. I believe you are only five
or six years older," Floyd countered,
with a touch of whimsical sadness.
"But I grew up in an automobile fac
t haH nn mother, no kinswomen
iui j s. p j -
at all and my father made one his
constant companion. . He taught ' m6
everything he knew, and he wellTie
was Edgar T. Floyd, who owned - tne
Comet automobile plant, and who de
signed and ..bu.lt and raced his own
cars." - v
(TO BE CONTINUED.) U ;
v Its Kind.
"Is the new carriage a shay?" s
'Yes, fir! It's more it's a shaj
doover."'1- - " '"',
WILS0I1 READS"
IS MESSAGE
V
WE
BAYS TO CONGRESS WE MUST
ABOLISH EVERYTHING THAT,
BEARS SEMBLANCE OF
PRIVILEGE.
DUTY LAID UPON THE PARTY
Advocates Putting Our Business Men
and Producers Under the Stimula
tion of Constant Necessity of Being
Efficient, Economical and Enterpris
' ing. .
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
. Washington. The following 1$ Pres
ident Wilson's message, read by him
personally in congress:. ;
"I have called the congress together
in extraordinary session because a
duty was laid upon the party now in
power at the recent elections which it
ought to perform promptly, in order
that the burden carried by the people
under existing law may be lightened
as soon as possible and in order, also,
that the business interests of the coun
try. may t not be kept too long -in sus
pense as to what the fiscal changes
are to be to which they will be requir
ed to adjust themselves.
WOODROW WILSON.
"It is clear to the whole country that
the tariff duties .must be altered. They
must be changed to meet the radical
alteration in the conditions of our eco
nomic life which the country ..has wit
nessed within the last generation.
While the whole face and method of
our industrial and , commercial life
were beipg changed beyond recogni
tion, the tariff schedules have remain
ed what they were before the change
began, or have moved in the direction
they were given when no large cir
cumstance of our industrial develop
ment was what it is to-day.
Fix the Tariff and Business Will
Thrive.
l
"Our task is to square them with j gress should and would pass a bill
the actual facts. 'Jhe sooner that is j providing an appropriation for the re
done the sooner we shall escape 1 fronu lief of the devastated districts of Ohio.
suffering from the facts and the soon-
er our men of business will be free to
thrive by the law of nature (the na
ture of free business) instead of by
the law of legislation and artificial ar:
rangement.
"We have seen tariff legislation
wander very far afield in our day
very far indeed from the field in which
our prosperity might have had a "her
nial growth and stimulation. No one
who looks the facts squarely in the
face or knows anything that lies be
neath the surface of action can fail to
perceive the principles upon'which re
cent tariff legislation has been based.
"We long ago passed beyond the
modest notion of 'protecting the in
dustries of the country and moved
boldly forward to the idea that they
were entitled to the directatronage
of the government. For a long time
a time so Josg that-the men now active
In public poficy hardly remember the
conditions that preceded . it we have
sought in our tariff schedules to give
each group of manufacturers or pro
ducers what they themselves thought
that they needed in order to maintain
a. practically exclusive market as
against the rest of the world.
Privilege Must Give Way to Free
.' ' Business.
"Consciously : or unconsciously, , we
have built up a set of privileges and
exemptions from competition behind
which It s. was easy by .any, eve the
crudest, forms of combination to or
ganize monopoly; until at last ; noth
ing is normal, nothing Is - obliged to
stand the tests of efficiency and econ
omy, in our world of big business, but
everything thrives 1 by- concerted ar-'
rangement. Only new principles of
action .will, save ns from a final hard
crystallization of monopoly and a com
plete loss of tiie influences that quick
en enterprise and keep independent
energy alive. ;-. .-" .
"It is plain what those principles
must be. We must abolish everything
that bears even. the semblance of priv
ilege or of any kind of artificial advan
tage, and put. our business-men ; and
producers under the stimulation of a
constant necessity to be efficient, eco
nomical find 'enterprising masters of
ccxcpctittve supremacy, . better work-
er nd merchants than .any in tne
world.- . ; '. . v !
"Aside from the duties laid upon ar
ticles which we do not, and probably
can not produce, and the duties laid
upon luxuries, and merely for t tie take
of the revenues they yield, the object
of the tariff duties henceforth laid
must be effective competition, the
whetting of American wits by contest
with the wits of the rest of the world.
"It would be unwise to move toward
this end headlong, with reckless haste,
or with strokes that cut at the very
roots of what has grown up amongst
us by long process and at our own in
vitation. It does not alter a thing to
upset it and break it and deprive it of
a chance to change. It destroys it
MustHave Change, But Not Revolu
tion. -"We -must 'make changes in our
fiscal laws, In-our' fiscal system, whose
object is development, a more free
and wholesome development, not revo
lution or upset or confusion. We must
build up trade, especially foreign trade.
We need. the outlet and. the enlarged
field of energy more than weeyer di$
before." ' - - ""v : ' ' :''r,:'
"We must build up industry as well,
and must adopt freedom in the place
of artificial stimulation only so far as
it will build, not pull down.:
"In dealing with the tariff the meth
od by which this may be done will be
a matter of Judgment, exercised item
by item. To some not accustomed to
the excitements and responsibilities
of greater freedom our methods may
in Borne respects and at some points
seem heroic, but remedies may be he
roic,, and yet be remedies. It is our
business to make sure that they are
ITenuins remedies.
"Our object is clear. If our motive
is above just challenge and only an
occasional error of judgment is charge
able gainst us, we shall be fortunate
"We are called upon to render the
country a great service in more mat
ters than one. Our responsibility
should be met and our methods should
be thorough, as thorough as moderate
and "well considered, based upon the
facts as they are, and not worked cut
as if we were beginners.
We Are to Deal With Facts of Our
Own Day.
"We are to deal with the facts of
our own aay, wun tne racts or no
other, and to make laws which square
with those facts. It is best, indeed it
is necessary, to begin with the tariff.
I will urge nothing upon you now at
the opening of your session which can
obscure that first object or divert our
energies from that clearly defined
duty.
"At a later time I may take the lib
erty of calling your attention to re
forms which should press close upon
the heels of the tariff changes, if not
accompany them, of which the chief
is the reform of our banking and cur
rency laws; but just now I refrain.
"For the present, I put these mat
ters on one side and think only of this
one thing of the changes in our fiscal
system which may serve to open"once
more:, the free channels . ot, prosperity
to a great people whom we would
serve to the utmost and throughout
both rank and file."
CONGRESS WILL AID CHIC CITiES.
Cincinnati, O. After visiting the
flood-stricken cities of Hamilton and
Dayton, Senator Atlee Pomerene, who
was here, en route to Washington, said
that he was of the ODinion that Con-
H
le ' said that he was very much im
pressed by what he had seen, and that
the nation, state and the individual
should assist, in rehabilitating the for.
tunes lost in the rush of waters, not in
the literal sense, but in the interests
of humanity.
"The conditions at Hamilton and
Dayton, beggar description," said the
senator. "The greatest problem" will
come after the reaction has set in, and
I hope that the good people cf the
country will open their . purses trings,
and keep their pursestrings open, until
these poor unfortunates are properly
able to feed, clothe and house them
selves. "In Dayton alone there are about
17,000 houses damaged by the water.
Up to the present timese these citi.
Up to the present time these citizens
have been living in a period of tense
suspense, and when the reaction
comes, they will be, perhaps, more, in
need of help . than they are now. I
believe that Congress will help them
it ought to and I am sure that the
state will.' 1
RED CROSS GIVES $25,000 .'
To Hamilton After Cincinnati Officials
Telegraph Urgent Appeal.,
- Hamilton, O. In response to a tele
gram from Dr. Otto P. Geier, superin.
tendent of Charities and Corrections,
Mabel Boardman,' chairman- of the
board of . directors of the National Red
Cross Society at - Washington; D. C.
made $25,000 available immediately
for restoration work at Hamilton. . .
Dr. Geier was one of a party, con
sisting of Mayor Hunt, City Engineer
Waite, and Maj. Jones; of the United
States Engineers, that visited Hamil
ton' to see what was being done to
wards restoring the ho-nes of flood vie
tims. ' , "'
They found, they s id, that practic
ally nothing had been accomplished in
.this direction because of a lackof
funds, and conditions general' f -were
in a deplorable state. The mi yori of
fered to raise- a considerable aircunt
of money as a loan, so that quick ac
tion could be taken to aid the citizens
of the stricken town in rfehatilitailtg
their homes. ' I .
SlMMTSOIOOfi
Lesson
(By E. O. SELLERS. Director; of Even
ing .uepartment The uoooy Bible 1 in
stitute of Chicago.)
LESSON FOR APRIL 20
JACOB'S MEETING WITH ESAU.
LESSON TEXT Gen. 33:1-15.
GOLDEN TEXT -Be ye kind one to
another, tenderhearted, forgiving: each
other even- ae-God also-In Christ forgave
you." Eph.- 4:32 R. V.
We are about to lose' Bight of Jacob',,
a-cheat," and we .shall hereafter con
sider Israel, "a prince." While Jacob
Is not so grand a character as Abra
ham nor so lovable as Isaac, yet he
Is much- more like the average man.
The story of his days of willing serv
ice 'for Rachel . ( 29 : Z0J ; :t of Laban's
deception and ot his prosperity in
spite of Laban, can be found in chap
ters 29 and 30, while that of his re
turn to Canaan Is contained in chap
ters 31-35. Though, not Included id
the selected portion of Scripture, we
do not see how anyone can teach this
lesson and omit the consideration of
chapter 32. We therefore see before
ns (1) Jacob's diplomacy, 32:1-8; (2)
Jacob's prayer, 32:9-12; (3) Jacob's
present to Esau, 32:13-23, and (4);
Jacob's wrestling, 32:24-32.
A finger tip of God disabled Jacob,
yet vanquished he is victorious for
God the angel of Jehovah has tak
ea from this double-dealing, crafty
child that which hindered all that
was truest in his life. Not by cona-nf-lHnc
hut bv vipldlncr was Jacob en
larged; by submitting he found thai
throne of power. So much in prepay
ration for the lesson of today. i
Not a Coward.
I. The Approach vv. 1-3. Jacob
had Just had a vision of God (32:30);!
why, then, should he fear the face of
his brother? Even so, however, he
continued his measures of precautkpr
and separated his children- into Leah,
and Rachel and sent the handmaids
and their children ahead. Notice how
he places his most loved in the rear
of the procession which' he" himself"
led. Jacob was not a coward and, In
deed, with his new-found, power h
had no need to be. Before he had
fled from the face of his angry broth
er,' now with boldness, . and yet with.
humility, he enters the presence of
that same brother even though he
hadjhad no assurance as to the char
acter of that meeting.
II. The Meeting w. 4-11. Twenty-one
years had - passed, days of
great testing but of great blessing,
before Jacob began this homeward
Journey Jacob had learned the "up
ward look" (v. 1) and his prevailing;
prayer brought Esau to him in haste
but not in anger. Now Esau lifts up
his eyes (v. 5) and beholds not the
fugitive or cid, Dut a transiorniea,.
prosperous and richly, blessed broth
er. "Who are those with thee?" ho
ask and Jacob at once acknowledges;
God as the giver and the blesser.
(See 32:26; Jas. 1:17.) Jacob speaks
cf his children as God's gracious gifts-
Although this is everywhere the
teaching of the Bible, yet how often
is." it the modern view, at least In
many circles of society. Following:
he children came the handmaids and
their children, then Leah 'and her
children, and last of all Rachel and
those gifts Jacob had sent ahead (32:
13-21), and Jacob replies', "That ir
might fin3 grace in the sight of my
Lord." It is well to notice that Esau
r. . .t " .1. : : r.v n t unroll naa
price of . reconciliation.
' Jacob Astute.
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that Jacob's words when urging Esau..
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truthfully say as much. (I Cor. 3:21;.
Phil. 4: IS, 19; Rom. 8:31, 32.) Tirasi
we see the astute Jacob who had so
arranged his affairs as to make gifts
or not as might be necessary 13 sur
prised, not as at Bethel when he met
God, but to find that God had so
moved upon the heart of his brother
as 'to remove for a time at least alL
danger,
IH. The Separation, w. 12-15. We
Infer from a study of Esau's life that.
Jacob did not deem it safe to make
the proposed journey. "Discretion Is
the better part of valor. : God does
not demand nor desire rashness and1
needless danger upon the part of hia
children.
. There are three main teachings la
this lesson, aside from those of the
preceding chapter. ,(1) That In mat
ters of supreme Importance In th
life of any man God is interested and
ready to lend' his assistance. Jacob
ready to lend his assistance. ' ;
(2). There Is the lesson that while
men with; anxiety seek to make plans
for the Kingdom it is only as they
fully commit themselves to him and
allow him to dominate and to guide
will they spell success in their lives,
(3) And lastly, when God controls,,
when -he. has the victory in our
hearts and our lives, he not only
changes the attitude of our enemiea
towards us but changes our attltuda
towards them. (Rom. 12:20, 21.)
The Golden Text emphasizes .this
last thought. The only way we can
possibly, obey Paul's injunction wllf
be as we are "in Christ' Jesus." Aa
we abide in, and recognizing the ex
ceeding riches of his grace, as wa
recognize God's .forgiveness as mani
fest in Christ Jesus; as we 'submit to
him, we will be able to "be kind one!
to another." . j
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