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e SINGER MAlEWA DUIAANGIR a c~.n*~7 W' m~a&-~AeML C.~AV~AA SYNOPSIS. Ag4tha Redmond, opera singer, starting for an auto drive In New York, finds a stranger sent as her chauffeur. Ix.av ng the car, she goes into the park to ead the will of an old friend of he.r molh,-r. who has left her property. There she is accosted by a stranger, who follows her to the auto. climbs in and cloroformsn her. James Hambleton of Lynn. Mass.. witnesses the abduction of Agatha lt."d mond. Ilambleton t,.es Agatha forcibly taken aboard a yacht. He secures a tug and when near the yacht dropi over board. Aleck Van c'amp. friend of litm bleton, had an appointm* nl with him. .Not meeting Hambleton. he makes a call upon tiends Madame and Miss Melanie It.Yv Iler. 1$e proposes to the latter and Is re theed. The three arrange a ,oast trip on Van Camp's yacht, the Bea ulll. Hambleton wakes up on board the Je,.nne D'Are, the yacht on which Is Agatha iedmond. His clothes and money belt have been taken from him. He meets a who introduces himself as Monsieur 'telard, who is Agatha's abductor. 'hey fight, but are Interrupted by the Pinking of the vessel. Jimmy and Agatlia are both abandoned by the crew. who take to the boats. Jimmy and Agatha swim for hours and finally reach chore ti a thoroughly exhausted condition. Re covering slightly, the pair find Hand, the hauuffeur who assisted In Agatha's ab dttion. He agrees to help them. Jim is delirious and on the verge of death. Hand es for help. He returns with Dr. Tyer who revives Jim. and the party s conveyed to Charlesport, where Aga tha's property is located. Dr. Thayer is the brother of Agatha's benefactor. CHAPTER XII.-Continued. But such a condition was, after all. more apparent than real. In his heart Aleok knew that he did love Melanle "eough," however much that might be. He loved her enough to want, not only and not mainly, what she esuld give to him; but he wanted the happiness 6f caring for her, cherish iag her, rewarding her faith with his own. She had not seen that, and it was his problem to make her see it. There was only one way. And so, in forgettinta himself, forgetting his wants, his comforts, his studies and his masculine will-herein was the blossoming of Aleck's soul. Melanie Instictitvely felt the sub. Ut ehange, and knew in her heart that Aleek had won the day, though she still treated their engagement as an open question. Aleek would read to her to his simple, unafected man. mer, semetmes with Madame Reynier sad Mr. Chamberlain also for audi. emae, sometimes to her alone. And sines they lived keenly and loved, all oeeks spoke to them of their life or their love. A line, a phrase. a thought, world ring out ot the record, and each weuld be glad thtt the other had beard that thought; sometime they would talk It all over. They learned to laugh at their own whimsical prej. dies, and them insisted on them all the harder; they learned. each from the ether. some bit of robust optimism, b'e of visionm, some uirther r hsk of thought, After they had read, they woueald play at qutts, struggling sternly asalina each other; or Chamberlain would exa amine Melanie n nautseal lore; or to tIher, in he evening, they would tmees the constellatlons in the hear ga. Duata their first week they were ln the edge of a storm for a night and a day; but they put Into harbor where t e were comfortable and safe, and m arry as larks through it all. So, day by day. Aleck hedged Me iaale about with his love. Was she theughtful? He let her take, as she wemd, his thoughts, the best he could give from his mature experience. Was she gay? He liked that even better, and delighted to cap her gaiety with 'his ow queer, whimsical drolleries Whatever her mood, he would not e her get tfar from him in spirit. It was not is her heart to keep him from her; but Aleok achieved the super mundane test of making his influence it mtmost keenly when she was alone She dwelt upon him in her thoughts more intesetly than she herself knew; anid that inteseess was only the re fssets of his own theought for her. They had been sailing a little more than a week, Changin the low ple4d Cosneetleut fields for the ssegher neuthern shoaes, going some times thb r ot to sea, but delight tag meet in the sweet, pinfhriged sot o Mine. Theo were ao more r etirs to visit, only seall vti where ashmen sathered atte week's haal or where slow, pritm ive beat-bdllig was still carried on est the wabitants of the coes eastry appeared to be farmers as ,we as ishermean, eveon where the sot least pembdiig. The aspect ol the shores was that of a limited bul bdy ,prosperous agricltural eon iaaity. Under the shado of the hie were stad little homes, or fresh-paint e salart cottages S8oimUmes a bold reeb.ank formed the shore for miles and miles, and the hills would vanlsh Land of Ou Edward Everett's Tribute to England s the Cradle and Refuge of Fmree Princplee. bFor myself I can truly say that after my native land I feel a tender eess and a reverence for that of my athers. The pride I take In my own eotatry makes me respect that from whib we are sprung. The sound of my native language beyond the sea is a masie to m- ears beyond the rich et straeins of Tuscan softness or Cas tlhn majesty. I am not-I need not say I am not the panegrlist of England. I am not dssiled by her riches nor awed by her power. Tihe scepter, the miter and the coronet, stars, garters and rib Sbous seem to me poor thlnpgs for great im tooontend for. , ut uglead is the cradle and the ap at iee principles, though often gipesute4 the school of religionus Sthe mere precious for the thrugh whlic It ha gaed; for a space. Here and there were headlands formed by mighty boulders, against which the waves endl.*ssly dashed and as endlessly foamed back into the sea. Such a headland loomed up ,:- their starboard one evening when thi sun was low; and as the plum," olf !ray from the incomin$ waves rose I0.i, in the air a rainbow fornid i1,l In the fleeting mist. t wias a ::r' plc ture, repeating itself t%%, or !:7ro times, no more. "That's my symbol a, I:-t... ::'" Aleck quite impersona;ly. iu aunt-Id. I who chose to hear. Mr. Chamberlain turned tu Ahl-'< with his ready courtesy. "'Not the only one you have received, I hol.. on this charming voyage." Madame Reynier was ready with her pleasant word. "Aren't we all sym bols for you-if not of hope. then of your success as a host? We've lost our aches and our pains, our nerves and our troubles; all gone overboard from the Sea Gull." "You're all tremendously good to me. I know that." said Aleck, his slow words coming with great sin cerlty. Melanie kept silence, but she re membered the rainbow. The headland was the landward end of a small island, one part of which was thickly wooded. A large unused house stood in a clearing. evidently once a rather pretentious summer resi deuce, though now there were many signs of dilapidation. The pier on the beach had been almost entirely beaten down by storms, and a small, flimsy slip had taken its place, running far down into the water. A thin line of smoke rose from the chimney of one of the outbuildings; and while they looked and listened the raucous cry of a peacock came to them over the still water. Presently Chamberlain suggested: "I feel it in my boneg that there'll be lobsters over there to be had for the asking. I heard your man say he wanted lobsters. Van; and I believe I'll row over there and see. Im feel. ing uncommonly ft and need some ex ercise." "All right, I'll go too," said Aleck. "I'll bet a bouquet that I beat you rowing over--Miss Reynler to furnish I the bouquet!" was Chamberlaln's next proposition. "Do you agree to that, my lady?" "And pray, where should I get a bouquet? "Oh, the next time we get on land. And we won't put up with any old boue quet of juniper bushes and rocks, either. We want a good, old-fash ioned round bouquet of garden posies, with mignonette round the edge and a rose in the middle; a sure-enough token of esteem-that kind of thing, you know. Is it a bargaln. Miss Rey. nier?" "Very well, it is a bargain," agreed Melanle: "but I shall choose bachelors' buttons!" So they took the tender and got of, with a great show of exactness as to time and strictness of rules. Madame Reynler was to hold the watch, and Aleck was to wave a white handker chief the minute they touched sand. Mr. Chamberlain was to give a like signal when they started back. The yacht slowed down and held her place as nearly as possible. Chamberlain pulled a great oar, and was, in fact, far superior to Aleck in point of skill; but his stroke was not well adapted to the choppy waves in shore. He had learned it on the sleepy Cam, where the long, gliding blade counts best. The men stayed ashore a long time, disappearing en tirely beyond the clump of trees that screened the outbuildings. When they reappeared, an old man was with I them, following them down to the boat. Then the white handkerchief appeared, and the boat started on its return. Aleck proftbd by Chamberlaina' I work, and made the boat leap forward I by a shorter, almost jerky stroke. He eame back easily with five minates to spare. ' "Good work!" said Mr. Chamber' Slain. "You have me beaten, and you'l Sget the bachelors' buttons; but you I had the tide with you." I"Nonsense! I had the lobsters ex I tra!" asserted Alec. i "Well, if you had been born an Ean. ishbman, we'd make an oarsman out Sof youea yet!" "Huh!" said Aleck. But they had news to tell the ladies, and while they were having their dinner their thoughte were turned to r Forefathers 'h" holds the tombc of those who have reflected hooor on all who speak the English tongue; she is the birthplace of our fathers, the home of the Pil grims; It is these which 1 love and venerate in England. I should feel ashamed of an enthu stasm for Italy ana Greece did I not also feel it for a land like this In in American it would seem to be de generate and ungrateful to hang with passion upon the traces of Homer and V'irgil and follow without emotion the nearer and planlaer footsteps of Shakespeare and Milton I should think him cold in love for his natvlle land who telt no melting In his heart for that other native coaustry which holds the ashes of his forefathers. Edward Everett Cast-ron Magnets. The dilculty of mak.ig good cast irea permanent magnets has been overcome by a very simple process The Iom casting, after beinga mauhlined another matter. The I land. it ap peared, had for some years been aban doned by its owner, and its only in habitant was a gray and grizzly old man, known to the region as the her mit. His fancy was to keep a light burning always by night in the land ward window of his cabin, so as to warn sailors off the dangerous head land. There was no lighthouse in the vicinity, and by a kindly consent the people on the neighboring islands and on the mainland opposite encouraged his benevolent delusion, if delusion it might be called. They contrived to send him provisions at least once a week; and they had supplied him with a flag which, it was understood, he would fly in case he was in actual need. So. alone with his cow and his fowls, the old hermit spent his days, winter and summer, tending his lamp when the dark came on. Aleck and Mr. Chamberlain had picked up some of this information at the last port which the Sea Gull made; but what was of new and real interept to them was the story which the old man told them of a castaway on the island a few days before. "All hands had abandoned the yacht just before she went down, it appears. The owner was robbed by his own men and marooned on the her mit's island --that's the gist of it," said Aleck. "The hermit said the man wouldn't eat off his table." went on Mr. Cham berlain; "but asked him for raw eggs and ate them outdoors. Said that ex cept when he asked for eggs he never spoke without cursing. At least, the hermit couldn't understand what he said, so he thought it was carsing. And while the old man was talking," added Chamberlain resentfully, "that blooming peacock squawked like a demon." "The yacht that went down, accord ing to the man, was the Jeanne D'Arc," said Aleck, who had been grave enough between all their light-hearted talk. "I didn't tell you, Chamberlain, that my cousin, my old chum, went off quite unexpectedly on a boat called the Jeanne D'Arc. Where he went or what for. I don't know. Of course, it mAy have been another Jeanne D'Arc; it probably was. But it troubles me." Melanie was instantly aroused. "Oh, I had an uncanny feeling when you first mentioned the Jeanne D'Arc!" she'cried. "But could you not find out more? What became of the man that was marooned?" "He got off the island a day or two ago," said Aleck. "The people that brought provisions to the old man took him to the mainland, to Charles port." "The beggar left without so much as thanking the old man for his eggs," added Chamberlain. "We'll put into Charlesport tonight, if you don't mind," said Aleck. "It I can find the man that was marooned, I may be able to learn something about Jim, if he really was on the yacht. You can all go ashore, if you like. There's a big summer hotel near by, and it's a lovely country." "We'll stay wherever it's most con venient for you to have us," said Melanie, looking at Aleck, for once, with more than a friendly interest in her eyes "And perhaps I can help you. Van; two heads, you know," said Chamber lain. The village still rang, it so staid a community could be said to ring, with reports of the event of the week be fore. Doctor Thayer had been sphinx like, and Little Simon had been Imag inative and voluble; and it would have been difficult to say which had teased the popular curiosity the more. Aleck found a tale ready for his ears about the launch and its three passengers, with many conflicting details. Some said that a great singer bad b(en wrecked off Ram's Head, dthers that it was the captain and mate of the Jeanne D'Are, others that it was a daughter of old Parson Thayer's sweet heart and two sailors that came ashore. Little or nothing was known about the island castaway. Alect fol lowed the only clue he could find, thinking to get at least some inklinng of the truth. CHAPTER XIII,. Aleck Sees a Ghost. Little Simon drove leisurely up the long, rugged hbl over which Agatha snd James had so recently traveled, and drew rein in the shade at a dis tance of a long city block from his destination. He pointed with his whip while he addressed Aleck. his sole passenger. "Yonder's the old red house, mister. The parson, he hated to have his trees gnawed, and Major here's a great horse for gnawing the bark offer trees. So I never go no nearer the hoase than this." "All right, Simon: you wait for me here." Aleck walked slowly along the coan try road. enjoying the fragrant fields, the ouiet beauty of the place. It was still early in the day, for be had lost no time in following the clues gath ered from the village as to the sur vivors of the Jeanne D'Arc. The ar was fresh and clean. with a tang of the distant salt marshes. to the required dimensions, is heated in a gas furnace until the iron can Just be hal.clCd without distortion through softetling It is then plunged in a chemical bath, which removes superfluous ma terials and leaves the Iron clean. FlI nally. it is magnetized by means of electric coils. In strength of field, cast-Iron mag nets are from ten to fifteen per cent inferior to those of steel, but they are equal in magnetic permanence, and cost, for intricate patterns, only one half as much as steel magnets. Sweet Perauisite. Candy Is a perquisite of theater ush ers .eldom taken into account. After a Saturday matinee the enterprising usher can secure enough bonbons and chocolates to last a week The more absorbing the play the larger the sup ply At an interesting climax the emo tlona·l matinee girl forgets her candy box and lets tt side to the 8floor with *ever-l pieces sticking In the eorners. Immedlatelv after the performance all enterprlrla,, ,shers earh ti bous bor discarded sweets. A long row of hemlocks and Norway spruce bordered the road, and, with the aid of a stone wall, shut off from the highway a prosperous-looking vegetable garden. Farther along a flower garden glowed in the fantastic coloring which gardens acquire when planted for the love of flowers rather than for definite artistic effects. Farther still, two lilac bushes stood sentinel on either side of a gate way; and behind, a deep green lawn lay under the light, dappled shade of tall trees. It was a lawn that spoke of many years of care; and in the mid dle of its velvet green, under the branches of two sheltering elms, stood the old red house. It looked comfort able and secure, in its homely silm pliclty; something to depend on in the otherwise mutable scenes of life. Aleck felt an instantaneous liklnr for it, and was glaa thac nml errand, sau as it might possibly be, had yet led him thither. Long French windows in the lower part of the house opened upon the piazza, and from the second story ruffled white curtains fluttered to the breeze. As the shield-shaped knocker clanged dully to Aleck's stroke, a large, melancholy hound came slowly round the corner of the house, ap proached the visitor with tentative wags of the tail, and after sniffing mildly, lay down on the cool grass. It wasn't a house to be hurried, that was plain. After a wait of five or ten minutes Aleck was about to knock again, when a face appeared at one of the side-lights of the door. Present. ly the door itself opened a few inches, and elderly spinsterhood, wrapped in severe inquiry, looked out at him. "Can I see the lady, or either of the gentlemen, who recently arrived here from the yacht, the Jeanne D'Arc?" Aleck's voice and manner were friendly enough to disarm suspicion it self. Sallie Kingsbury looked at him for a full second. "Come in." Aleck followed her into the wide, dim hall, and waited while she pulled down the shade of the sidelight which she had lifted for observation. Then she opened a door on the right and said: "Set down in the parlor while I go and take my salt risin's away from the stove. I ain't had time to call my soul my own since the folks came. what with callers at all times of the day." Sallie's voice was not as inhospit able as her words. She was mildly hurt and grieved, rather than offended. She disappeared and presently came back with a white apron on in place of the colored gingham she had worn before; but It is doubtful if Aleck no ticed this tribute to his sex. Sallie looked withered and pinched, but more by nature and disposition than by age. She stood with arms akimbo near the center-table, regarding Aleck with in quisitiveness not unmixed with liking. "You can set down, sir," she said politely, "but I don't know as you can see any of the folks. The man, he's upstairs sick, clean out of his head; the young man. he's nursing him. Can't leave him alone a minute, or he'd be up and gdtting out the win dow, rrall I know." Aleck listened sympathetically. "A sad case! And what is the name, if I may ask, of the young man who is so ill?" "Lor', I don't know," said Sallie. "The new mistress, her name's Red mond; some kin of Parson Thayer's, and she's got this house and a lot of money. The lawyer was here yester. day and got the will all fixed. She's a singer, too-one of those opery sing ers down below, she is." Sallie made this announcement as if she was relating a bewildering blow of Providence for which she herself was not responsible. Aleck, who be gan to fear that he might be the re ciplent of more confidences than decorum dictated, hastily proffered his next question. "Can I see the lady. Mfbs Redmond? Or is it Mrs. Redmond?' Sallle gave a scornful, injured snifft. "Miss Redmond, sir, though she's old enough to be a Mrs. I wouldn't so much mind her coming in here and asing the parson's china that I always washed with my own hands if she was a Mrs. But what can she, an unmar rled woman and an opery singer, know about Parson rhayer's ways and keep ing this house in order, when I've been with him going on seventeen years and he took me outer the Home when I was no more than a child?" Aleck's heart would have been stone had he resisted this all but pas sionate plea. "You have been faithfulness itself, I am sure. But do you think Miss Red mend would seeo me, at least for a few minutes?" Sallie recovered her dignity, which had been near a collapse in tears, and assumed her officlal tone. "I don't know as you can, and I don't know as you can. She's sick, too; fell over board somehow or other, offer one of those pesky boats, and get neuralagy and I don't know what all But I'll go and see how she's feeling." "Stay, walt £ minate." said Aleck, seized with a new thought. "IlI write a message to Miss Redmond and then shell know just what I want. If youll be so good as to take it to her." Good and B Authority Gives a List of Those Which She Advises Girls to Give Up or Avoid. Miss Elizabeth Burchenal, inspector of athletics for the board of education of New York city, who recer/ly made a study of athletics for girls, with the object of determining what kind of athletics are really helpful to girls. and what kind harmful, has inter 'lewed forty women, all graduates jf physical training schools and all W Shom have had either practical expe rience in athletics or else c portunlties of observation. As a result of their statements and of her own experience she has lasted as condemned athletics for mature girfts the broad jump, the high Jump in competition and pole Saulting, and as doubtful fot the mat ture girl the high jump, running more than 100 yardb in competition and weight throwing. For the Immature girl the condemned athletics are run nlng more than 100 ards, pole vault "Why, certainly, of course I will." said Sallie Kingsbury. "Only you needn't take all that trouble. I can tell her what you want myself." Sallie was one of those persons who regard the pen as the weapon of last resort, not to be used until necessity compels. But Aleck continued writis4 on a blank leaf of his note-book. The nessage was this: "Can you give me any information concerning my cousin, James Hamble ton, who was thought to be aboard the Jeanne D'Arc?" lie tore the leaf out, extracted a card from his pocketbook, and hand ed leaf and card to Sallie. "Will you please give those to Miss Redmond?" Sallie wiped her hands, which were perfectly clean, on her white apron. took the card and bit of paper and de parted mnlffing audibly When she re turned, it was to say, with a slightly more Interested air, that Miss Red mond wished to see him up-stairs. She stood at the bottom of the wide stairway and pointed to a corner of the upper floor. "She's in there-room on the right!" and so she stalked off to the kitchen. Aleck Van Camp sought the region indicated by Sallie's gaunt finger with ' some misgivings; but he was pres ently guided further by a clear voice. "Come in this way. Mr. Van Camp,. if you please!" The voice led him to an open door, before which he stood, looking into a large, old-fashioned bedroom, from whose windows the white curtains fluttered in the breeze. Miss Redmond was propped up with pillows on a horsehair-covered lounge, which stood along the foot of a monstrous bed. She was clothed in some sort of wool wrapper, and over her feet was thrown a faded traveling rug. By her side stood a chair on which were writing materials. Aleck's note ana card, and a halt-writter letter Agatha sat up sa she greeted Aleck. "I am glad to see you, Mr. Van Camp. Will you come In? I ask your pardon for not coming downstairs to see you. but I have been ill, and am not strong yet." She was about to motion Aleck to a chair, but stopped in the midst of her speech, arrested by his expree sion. Aleck stood rooted to the door sill, with a look of surprise on his face which amounted to actual amazement. Thus apparently startled out of himeelf, he regarded Agatha earnestly. "Will you come In?" Agatha repeat ed at last. "Pardon me," he said finally in his precise drawl, "but I confess to being startled. You-you bear such an ex traordinary resemblance to some one I know, that I thought it must really be she, for a moment." Agatha smiled faintly. "You look ed as if you had seen a ghost." Aleck gazed at her again, a long, scrutinizing look. "It does make one feel queer, you know." "But now that you are assured that I'm not a ghost, will you sit down? That chair by the window, please. And I can't tell you how glad I am to see you; for James Hambleton, your cousin, if he is your cousin, is here in this house, and he is ill-very ill indeed." Aleck's nonchalance had already disappeared, in the series of sur. prises; but at Agatha's words a lush of pleasure and relief overspread his face. He strode quickly over toward Agatha's couch. "Oh, I say-old Jim-I thought. I was afraid-" Agatha was touched by the evi dences of his emotion, and her voice became very gentle. "I fancy it is the same-James Hambleton of Lynn?" Aleck nodded and she went on: "That's what he told me, the night we were wrecked." Agatha looked at Aleck, as if she would discover whether he were trust. worthy or not, before giving him more of her story. Presently she contin ued: "He's a very brave, a very wo'derful man. He jumped overboard to save me, after I fell from the ladder; and then they left us and we swam ashore. But long before we got there I fainted, and he brought me in, all the wayt, though he was nearly dead of ezhaus tion himself. He had hemorrhage from overexertion, and afterward a chill. And now there is fever." Agatha's vole was trembling. Aleck watched her as she told her tale, the flush of happines and joy stil light lag up his faee. As she flished r lating the meager facts wcleh to hbr denoted so many heart-thrwgs, a sob drowned her volee. As Aleek followed the story, his own eyes wavered. "That's Jim, down to the gound. Good old boy!" he said. There was a silence for a mlnut4 then he heard Agatha's voice, -grw little and faint. "If he should die-!" Aleck, till standing by Agatha's couch, suddenly shook hlmealf. "Where is he? Can I see him now' Agatha got up slowly and led the way down the hall, pointing to a door that stood ajar. It was evident that she was weak (TO BE CONTINUED.) A Cry From the Depths The autumn leaves are falling In places we could name. Oh, that the cost of living Would only do the same! lad Athle ics l lng and weight throwing, and the doubtful athletics are basket bell and field hockey. The safe athletics for mature girls include, according to Miss Borchenal's I investigation, archery. ball throwing, basket ball (women's rules), climbing coasting, dancing, field hockey, golf, horseback riding, cross and side sad die, Indoor baseball which is played in the open air. low hurdles not in com petition; skating, skiing, snowshoeing swimming, tennis and walking As especially beneficial for the me tore girl Miss Murchenal lists climb ing. dancing, Jumping, in moderation; running, in moderation, and not in I competition; skating, swimming and ualking. The Cause. "What's the fuss about?" "They say somebody in the party has mislaid something." "Then !'1l bet It's Jagg .e is a wwas lsing his head" INIIThNA1ONAL SINWSoa LEssoN (By E. O. SELLEIRS, Director of EventnIa Iepartment. The -Moody Bible Institute. Chicago. LESSON FOR JUNE 15 JACOB BEFORE PHARAOH LESSON TEXT-(;en. 47 1-12. GOLD(IIEN TEXT--"To the, that lov, God all things work together ft gtood." tRum. 8 28.H. It V. I. Joseph and Jacob, vv. 1-6. Jos eph's meeting with his aged father is a beautiful picture. Again Judah comes into prominence as a sort of ambassador in leading the old man into this new land and to present him before his son, who now is exalted so highly among the rulers of the earth. In this he is a prophecy of that day when the descendants of Jacob shall gather before Him "whom they pierced." Joseph does not await their coming but "went up to meet them" (46:29) as they passed through the province of Goshen. It is true that Jacob and his sons came to Egypt at Pharaoh's personal invitation (45:17, 18), yet there were sufficient reasons why Joseph might have been ashamed of. or fearful to associate with, these his kinsmen. His father was a plain countryman. His brothers were not an altogether reputable crowd. And, further, they were shepherds and "every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians" (46:34). But they are his brethren and he was glad to confess them even as Christ will gladly confess us. Joseph's Great Wisdom. We have here another evidence of Joseph's great wisdom in that he com mands them to remain in Goshen while he goes before them unto Pha raoh to prepare the way. Even so not all are to come at once into Pha raoh's presence (47:2). In Acts 7:13 we read that this cavalcade consisted of three score and fifteen souls. though this probably did not include slaves and other dependents. It is very significant that Joseph secures Goshen for his kinsfolk. It was near to himself (45:10); it was separated from all unnecessary contact with the Egyptians (v. 34) and it was a place superior to all others for them as herdsmen (v. 6). Joseph anticipates Pharaoh's question (v. 3) and gave his brothers Instruction how to an swer, but they seem to have gone sormewhat beyond in that they make request that they might dwell in Goshen. Joseph charged them to speak of themselves as keepers of cattle. The Egyptians held shepherds as an abomination, a religious differ ence. Hence this reply at once set up a wall of separation preventing inter marriage and keeping the blood of this chosen family pure even though it was at the cost of a certain amount of contempt and ridicule. This Is therefore a suggestion upon the great lesson of separation. Pharaoh's atti tude was that of marked conaldera tlon, courtesy and kindliness, which was to be expected as a fitting trib ute to Joseph to whom both he and all Egypt owed so much. II. Jacob and Pharaoh, vw. 7-12 Pharaoh does not seem to be overly enthusiastic over these five brothers whom Joseph presented (v. 5). Aside from the fact that they were Joseph's brothers, there was nothing to com mend them. No more have we any thing to commend us in the sight of God except that we are Christ's brethren; though that is an cbund* ance. Pharaoh and Jacob. The picture of old Jacob in the presence of Pharaoh is striking in one respect at Jeast, the fact that he who came to this land for the blessing of the sustenance of life, should bless Pharaol. Jacob confer red upon Pharaoh ain his blessing more than Pharaoh conferred upon Jacob by the opening of all Egypt to him self and his family. This act upon the part of Jacob is suggestive of the dignity of age, and significant in its revelation of Jacob's relation to, and knowledge of, the purposes of God. Pharaoh Inquires as to Jacob's age and he replies that his "pilgrimage" had been 120 years. He who had entered into all the rights of the birth right and the blessings of God's cove mant people, exercised those rights when he stands before the great Phar raoh. He had caught the truth that an earthly life is but a pilgrimage. We seek to strike deeply the roots of our present life in this present age. Jacob's life, much longer than our average life, is but a handbreadth upon the yardstick of eternity and as a vapor that soon passes away (Jas. 4:14). Nor was Jacob's life long by comparison with that of his ancestors (v. 9). Verily, this is a lesson we need today "that we may get us a heart of wisdom." (Ps. 90:12. R. V.) Men, like Jacob, who live by faith in God occupy the places of true author ity and power in the world. They may stand in the presence of kings and all of earth's greatest and by right confer blessings upon them. Conclusion. Not included in our lesson, but in this section, we have set before us Joseph's administration of the affairs of Egypt which give us further insight into the greatness of this man. In the close of the lesson proper, verses 11-12. there is presented to us Joseph's provision for his father and his brethren. This is a type of Christ in His care for us. In the midst of dangers (Jno. 10:10, 28) and famine, and misunderstanding He is ever near. Joseph is now satisfied for he has his own near unto him. Jesus Christ is longing that we may be with Him in that place which He has gone to prepare for us. John 14:2. 3, 17, 24. though He has not left us comfortless during these days of separation, John 14:23. Joseph fed his brothers on the best the land afforded (v. 11), even so we may have the old corn (Josh. 5:11) and the new wine (Prov. 3:9, 10). 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