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Mary Roberts Rinehart
ie.pyright, by AlcClure Publications, Inc.
'The Pages-that is, Sidney.
her mother and her Aunt Har.
ret-take K. LeMoyne, a strange
4 young man, as a roomer because
they need the money. The addi.
tion to the family is mutually
4 satisfactory and presently Sid.
n ey, who is eighteen, finds her.
4 self one evening telling LeMoyne
that she doesn't believe she will
marry Joe Drummond, her child.
hocd sweetheart, after all. In.
stead, she decides to become a
trained nurse-now that Aunt
Harriet has opened a dressmak.
ing shop downtown-so she goes
to ask Dr. Max Wilson, old fam
4 ily acquaintance, to get her into
the hospital. And this K. Le.
Moyne, he's lovely and polite and
( all. but there's something dread.
2 fully mysterious about him.
2 Suddenly a whole new phase of
. life opens upon Sidney. Just
read about it in this installment.
CHAPTER IV.-Continued.
Men. like jewels. require a setting.
-A <li'rk on a high stool. poring over at
ledger, is niot unlinprssive. ori a cook
014er her stove. But pliae the cook on
fhe stool. Ioring over the ledger: Do-.
(or Max. who had lived ill his life on
thw edge of Sidney's horizn, now, by
it, siluiple chainging of liei point of
view. looned large antd inngnitleent.
Perhapiis he knew it. Certainly he stood
v-ery trect. Certalily. too, there was
^0 si.d(eraile inannet-r in the wiay in
w 1' he asked Miss 1Harrison to go
OUT 11aild ('lose the dollr behind her.
Sidney's heart, considering what was
haiJ-lpeninzag to it. behaved very well.
For goodness' sake. Sidney," said
t tr M1ax. "here you ire it a young
1y .nd I've never noticed it !"
'rLis. ot course. was not what heit had
ai. ailed to say, being staff and all
! t. But Sidney, visibly i)pi)itaint,
ii! very pretty. much prettier than
ho liarrison girl. heiating it tattoo
Witt her* heels inl tle next rooti.
D'octkor Max. belonging to the class of
TEra "ho settles his tie every time he
Oeei5 i.n attractive womnan, thrust his
hands into the, pockets of his long
Shite: eont and surveyed her quizzi.
I'd Doctor E'd tell you'"
down. He said sonething about
'he i.isital. Hew's your mother and
Aut: Harriev'r
"\'.i wll-tha tis. nuothe'r's never
h~r. "I thatiii yorurse' fr'otn thea
"a '. B~ut sh's nta iniy nurse. She's
SiW. . with aull thei things slae had
in' iI. to snov about a lite of servie.'
tEl'! th:.t. iahocughi she' w . yoiung, slie
n:-' termibly in~ enuj.
'1: ' :kes a lot of l'ltigging beifore. on'
g-'t tIhe uniifin. i1.mik lhire. Sidney;'
ifyi: re ginig tol tihe hiislital b.
W f ithe uifoin . andii witrh av
N I: ' willinli iaids---hajt wVi5astiril
sij't : . th u inir. Slhe had no silly
Tdl. Thee wias sit Iiuch to dio in
rb wr e rrld. anid she wantedoi to hldp,
''ea* l'ople coul give tiinney, but she
''0 .She coulbtitaly telfer service.
A~n'.. ert ly t hroughi eaornestness andit
tjasrtly'throug eagatx'lteent,a shae enudted
ina a ca'rt of nermvous siob, anid. going ti
the ' ridow. stood with her back tt
Hie followede', lher, andl leaause thI
w ire- o ld negihor. she did( not reset
it'Ienj he( l)ut his haand Onl lhe
"'1 to't knorw--of c'ourse, It' you feel
ike thatt abtout It." lie .said,. "we'll see
"what 11nn hr' doneai. It's hartid work, ant
13 god lunany tirnes it se'ems futile. Thea
-b' you'a know. ha sitelt of all we Catr
do. An rd thire are~ ninny thinigs tha
a~r T'wiorse' than deathtl-"
Hi3s vice' t raih'ed off. When hie ha<e
"tarted. out in as professin, he han
had "(rejul suchl ideath of service as thi
girl l'eside hitia. lHe sighed a ilttle~ a
he turned nwny.
"I'll speak to the suiperintenden
about you," he said. "Perhaps yout
like Ine to show you around a little."'
"iWhen? .Today?"
Hie lad meanit in a month, or a yea
it wa' Qguite a mnutte before he ri
- "h's, today, if you say. I'm opera
Jng at tour, flow about three o'clock
"Then we'll say at three," she sal
a-alml y, and took an orderly and unftiu
ried departure. .
She sent K. a note at noon, with wot
teoTillhie at Mrs, McKet'g to pt It'llt
der'his tblati:
Dear Mr. Le Mo nei'I'am so excited
canl hardly write. 1)ctor Wilson -the-sui
geon, Is going to takce me thiogithe hf
ILpital this afternoon. .WIsh mi lek.--Sl
-'Sy Page.
day was hot and his butter soft and
the other "niealers" Irritable with the
heat, he ate little or no luncheon. Be.
fore he went out into the sun, he reId
the note again. ''o his jealous eye.9
carne a vision of that excursion to the
hospital. Sidney, all vibrant eager
ness, luminous of eye, quick of bosom;
and Wilson. sardonically smiling,
aaMused and interested in spite of him
self. lie drew a long breath, and thrust
the. note into his pocket.
As he went down the Street, Wil.
son's car came around the corner. Le
[ Moyne moved quietly into the shadow
of the church and watched the car go
"And so." K. Le Moyne, "you liked it
all? It didn't startle you?"
"Well. in one way, of course-you
see. I didn't know it was quite like
that: all order and peace and quiet,
and white beds and whispers, on top
you know what I mean-and the
misery there just the saine. Have you
ever gone through a hospital?"
K. Le Moyne was stretched out on
lhe grass, his arms under his head.
For this excursion to the end of the
street car line lie fad donned a pair
of white tlannel trousers and a belted
Norfolk coat. Sidney had been di
vided between pride in his appearance
and fear that the Street would deem
him overdressed.
At her question he closed his eyes,
shutting out . the peaceful arch of
leaves and the hit of blue heaven over
head. He did not reply at once.
"Good gracious, I believe he's
asleep !" Said Sidney.
But lie opened his eyes and smiled at
"I've been around hospitals a little. I
suppose now there Is no question about
your going?"
"The superintendent said I was
young, but that any protegee of Doe
t0 Wilsou's would certainly be given
a chance."
"It Is hard work, night and day."
"Do you think I am afraid of work?"
Sidney colored vigorously and sat
"He is very silly. He's taken all sorts
of idiotic notions in his head. I haven't
Promised to marry him."
"But lie thinks you mean to. If you
have (quite made up your mind not to,
bette" tell him. don't you think? What
-what tire these idiotic notions?"
Sidney consiitered. "For one thing.
he's jealous of you !"
"I see. Of course that is silly, al
thougi your attitude toward his sus
picimn is hardly Ilattering to mel"
le smilied up at her.
"I told him that I had asked you to
bring mae here today. He was furious.
And that wasn't ill."
'lHe said I was flirting desperately
with Doctor Wilson. You see, the day
we went through the hospital, it was
hot, and we went to Henderson's for
soda water. And, of course, Joe was
there. It was really dramatic."
K. Le Moyne was daily gaining the
ability to see things from the angle of
the Street. A month ago lie could have
sten no situation In two people. a man
geter een it abo loeronth
next sool. ow heould iwting
thrug Joe' trit e e.Anthr
wa moe ha ha. lldy e a
ion Hntmied to Munrsrygeon.
anwd afgr therirstking ind waer tof
wasx stid. ownh"erisevewlfu.g
"Maoth Je' s plaitelyesgned-th
vAusn areta hat. been ayp he'
tgoingtr to tpher young Isren.u
tody'o." v ougbritlre
"Two me?"h isttmei erlf
ATo your staying on. Mother trust
you absoiutely, I hope you notie
-that youI got one of the apostle spoon
awith tihe custard she sent up to yo
d1 the other night. And she didn't objec
-to this trip today. Of course, as sh
said herseef..it isn't as if you wer
.d youtig, of at all' wld."
--In ,spite .q himself, K. Was rath
istartled1. lIe felt old endUtkt/ Oo
knew, but hie had always thought of
'1 as an age of the spirit. Hie rose to hi
~:feet and threw back his fine shoulders
a- "Aunt Harriet and your niother an
O .h~tletn and her husban4-to-be, wha
~ q~' ~ ii'a Is-e'll hal
family. But, I warn you, if i ever hear
of Christine's husb.and getting an apos
tle spoon--"
She smiled up at him. "You are
looking very grand today. But you
have grass strains on your white trou
sers. Perhaps Katie can take them
Quite , suddenly K. felt that she
thought him too old for such frivolity
of dress. It put him on his mettle.
"How old do you think I am, Miss
"Not over forty, I'm sure."
"I'm almost thirty. It is middle age,
of course, but-it Is not senility."
Clearly the subject of his years did
not interest her vitally, for she harked
back to the grass stains.
"I'm afraid you're not saving, as you
promised. Those are new clothes, aren't
"No, indeed. Bought years ago in
England-the coat in London, the
trousers in Bath, on a motor tour. Cost
something like twelve shillings. Awful
ly cheap. They wear them for cricket."
That was a wrong move, of course.
Sidney must hear about England; and
she marveled politely, in view of his
poverty, about his being there. Poor
Le Moyne floundered in a sea of men
dacity. rose to a truth here and there,
clutched at luncheon, and achieved
safety at last.
"To think," said Sidney, "that you
have really been across the -ocean! I
never knew but one person who had
been abroad. It is Dr. Max Wilson."
Back again to Doctor Max! Le
Moyne, unpacking sandwiches from a
basket, was aroused by a sheer resentt
ment to indiscretion.
"You like this Wilson chap pretty
well, don't you?"
"What do you mean?"
"You talk about him rather a lot."
This was slicer recklessness, of
course. He expected fury, annihilation.
He did not look up, but busied him
self with the luncheon. When the si
lence gr'w oppressive, he ventured to
glance toward her. She was leaning
forward, her chin cupped in her palms,
staring out over the valley that
stretched at their feet.
"Don't speak to me for a minute or
two," she said. "I'm thinking over
what you have just said."
Down through the valley ran a shal
low river, making noisy pretensions to
both (lepth and fury. He remembered
just such a river in the Tyrol, with this
same WN'ilson on a rock, holding the
hand of a pretty Austrian girl, while
he snaipped the shutter of a camera.
He had that picture somewhere now;
but the girl was dead, and, of the
three, Wilson was the only one who
had met life and vanquished it.
"I've known him all my life," Sid
ney said at last. "You're perfectly
right about one thing: I talk about
1hm and I think about him. I'm being
candid, because what's the use of be
ing friends if we're not frank? I ad
mire him-you'd have to see him in the
hospital, with everyone deferring to
him and all that, to understand. And
when you think of a man like that,
who holds life and death in his hands,
of course you rather thrill. I-I-hon
estly believe that's all there is to it."
"If that's the whole. thing, that's
hardly a mad passion." He tried to
smile; succeeded faintly.
"Well, of course, there's this, too. J
knowv he'll nev'er look at mue. I'll be
one of forty nurses; indeed, for three
months I'll be only a probationer. He'll
p~robabily never eveni reumember I'm in
the hospital at all."
"I see. Then, it you thought lhe was
in love with you, things wvould be dif
ferent ?"
"if I thought Dr'. Max Wilson was in
Jove with me," said( Sidney solemnly,
"I'd go out of my head with joy."
To hide the shock with which he
r'ealized that she was, unknowvn to her'
self', alreadly in the throes of a roman
tic attachment for Wilson, K. suggest
ed a (descenit to the riv'er. She accept
edl eager'ly, and lhe helped her dowvn.
Th'lat wats another memory that out
lasted tihe dlay-her small warm hand
in his; the time she slipped and he
caught her ; the pain in her eyes at
one of his thoughtless remarks.
"I'm going to be pretty lonely," he
said, when she had paused in the de*
scent and wvas taking a stone out of her
low shoe. "I shall hate to come home
at night." And then, seeing her wince:
"I've been wvhining all day. For
heaven's sake, don't look like that. If
there's one sort of man I detest more
than another, it's a man wvho is sorry
for himself. Do you suppose youm
mother wvould object if wve stayed out
here at tihe hotel for supper? I've or
dered a moon, orange-yellow and extra
"I should hate to have anything or
dered and wasted."
"Then wve'll stay."
"It's fearfully extravagant."
"I'll be thrifty as to moons while yoi
are in the hospital."
So it was settled. And, as it hap
pened, Sidney had to stay, anyhow
For, having perched herself out in the
i river on a sugar-loaf rock, she slid
a slowly but with a dreadful inevitabli
y ity, into the water, K. happened to b<
looking in another direction. So it oc
curred that at one moment Sidney sai
a on a rock, fluffy white from head t<
s feet, entrancingly pretty, and knowinj
s it, and the nest she was standing neci
a deep in water, much too startled t<
t scream, and trying to be dignified uin
der the rather tryig circumstances. K
e had not looked around. The splash hai
-been.:a gentle one.
"If!l yqu w'1l1;be good enlolh," sait
Sidiney, with her chin wvel1 up, "to giv4
*t me your hand or a vole or something
s because if the river rises an inch]
3. shall drown."
d To his undying credit, K. Le Moyn4
t- did not laugh when he turned and aan
v' her. Hie went out ona the sngar.aoe
and lifted her bodily np its slipper)
sides. Ile had prodigious strength, in
spite of his lea'tiess.
"WA'eil !" saitd Sidney, whiie they were
both onil the rock. carefully balanced.
"Are you cold?"
"Not a bit. But holribly untihappy. I
Must look a sight." Then. remembering
her manners. as the Street had it, she
said primly:
"Thank you for saving me."
"There wasn't any danger, really,
unless-unless the river had risen."
And then, suddenly. he burst into'de
lighted laughter. the first, perhaps, for
um1onths. Ile shook with it. struggled
at the sight of her injured face to re
strain it, achieved finally a degree of
sobriety by tixintg his eyes on the river
"1 nen you have quite finshed," said
Sidney severely, "perhaps you will
take me to the hotel. I dare say I shall
have to be washed and troned."
Ile dOrew her 4'au itioisly to her feet.
IIer Twet skirts elung to her; her shoes
were sodden andi heavy. Slhe (lg to
hIllil frantiaally. her eyes on the river
below. With the touch of hitr' hands
the m1an's mirth died. lie held lier very
carefully, vtry tenderly, as one hold.
somtething infinitely precious.
Operations were over for the after
noon. The last case had been wheeled
out of the elevator. The pit of the op
orating room was in disorder-towels
everywhere, tables of instruments,
stemming stertili7etrs. Orderlies were
goi.g about, carrying out linens, empty
Ing pans. At a table two nurses were
cleaning instruments and putting thet
away in their glass cases. Irrigators
were being emptied ponges recounted
and checked off on - ritten lists.
In the midst of th.. confusion, Wilson
stood giving last orders to the interne
at his elbow. As he talked he scoured
his hands and arms with a small
brush: bits of lather flew off on to the
tiled floor. ills speech was incisive.
vigorous. At the hospital they said his
nerves were iron; there was no let
down after the day's work. The in
ternes worshiped and feared him. He
was just, but without mercy. To he
able to work like that, so certainly,
with so sure a tonel, and to look like
a Greek god ! Wilson's only rival, a
gynecologist named O'Hara. got re
suIts. too: but he sweated and swore
through his operations. was not too
catreful as to asepsis, and looked like a
The day had beent a hard one. The
operating-roon nurses were fagged.
Two or three probationers had been
sent to help clean up. and a senior
nurse. Wilson's eyes caught the nurse's
eyes as she passed him.
"Here, too. Miss Harrison !" he said
gayly. "Have they set you on My trail?"
With the eyes of the room on her,
the girl answered primly:
"I'm to be in your office in the morn
ings, Doctor Wilson, and anywhere I
am needed in the afternoons."
"And your vacation?"
"I shall take it when Miss Simpson
comes back."
I Although he went on at once with
his conversation with the interne, he
still heard the click of her heels about
the room. He had not lost the fact thai
she had flushed .when he spoke to her,
Tile mischief that was latent in ii
came to the surface. When he hadi
rinsed his hands, he followed her, car,
rying the towe-l to where she stoodi
talkin g to the superintendent of the
training school.
"Thanks very much. Miss Gregg," he
saidi. "Everyshing went. (off nicely."
Ile was in a malgnanimouts mood. He
smiled at Miss Gre'gg, who was elderi4
anid gray, but visibly his creature.
"Thle sponge list, dloctor."
Hie glancedi ov'er ita noting accur-ate
ly sponiges prepared, used, turned In
But 1h4 miissed no gestur-e of the gir
wvho stood beside Miss Gregg.
"All right." lie returned the list
"That was a mighty pretty probationet
I brought you yesterday."
Two small frowning lines appear-et
between Miss Harrison's dark brows
Hie caught themt, caught her sombei
eyes too, and was amused and rathei
"She is very young."
"Prefer 'em young." said Docto,
IMar. "Willing to learn at that age
You'll hav-e to watch her, though. You'l
have all the internes buzzing around
Ineglecting business."
Miss Gregg rather fluttered. Shi
was divided between her disapprova
of internes at all times and of younj
probationers generally, and hoer alle
glance to the brilliant surgeon whosi
w iordl was rapidhly becoming lawi~ in the
hospital. When an emergency of thi
cleaning-up cailed her away, doub1
still in heri eyes, Wilson was left aloni
with Miss4 hna-rison,
if your daughter were in Sid
ney's position now, would you
fear Dr. Max Wilson'g Influence
over her, or would you be glad
she had such a friend in the hos
Fruit Juice Used in Milk.
-Juice of the fruit of the massaran
- duba tree, found plentifully in Brazil,
is used in many neighborhoods tn
place of cow's milk. It is sweet to
thetaste and milky in appearance, but
after 24 hours it turns into an elats'
tic mass similar to rubber in its raw
state. The frulilt possesses nourishing,
pectoral and emollient properties.
Optimistic Thought.
The most important element in su
ces Ls economy of mloney and time,
Co-operation and Organization Will
Minimize Ravages of Boll Weevil
In South Carolina.
Fairfax.-Co-operation and organiza.
tioni will be the weapons used . by
South Carolina farmers and business
men in an effort to minimize the ray
ages.of the Mexican cotton boll weevil.
South Carolina will be the first of
the state in the cot.ton belt to adopt
such methods to stabilize the agricul
tural and economic conditions 'follow.
ing the coming of the pest, which has
already caused a loss in the state to
the south of more than $1,000,000,000.
More than 200 farmers, merchants,
bankers, lawyers, doctors and other
professional men met here in a con
forence when a scheme of organization
and co-operation, broad and compre
hensive. which was prepared by W. W.
Long, representing the farm demon
striition work. Clemson college, and
the South ('arolina boll weevil com
mission. was unanimously adopted.
The tight on the boll weevil started in
earnest with the F ai-fax conference.
it was very probaily the most repres
entative gathering of men ever as
sembled in South Carolina. The seven
border counties. Beaufort, Jasper,
Hampton. Barnwell. Aiken. Edgefield
and McCormick counties sent repres
entatives to the meeting. The plans
as proposed by Mr. Long were well
received by every man attending.
Pest to Come Soon.
A month ago there were thousands
of farmers and business men who did
not believe that .he boll weevil would
invade this state. Not on mai at the
Fairtleld conference did not believe
that the pest would arrive. As a mat
ter of fact the weevil has been found
in Richmond county, seven miles
from Augusta. and the representatives
from the, border counties all realize
that lie will cross the river early next
The campaign of preparation must
begin at once and every mal at the
conference left with the determina
tion to spread the news among his
The plan of organization as pro
posed by Mr. Long and indorsed by
the conference contains the following
important points:
Two farm demonstration agents will
be appointed for each of the seven
border counties, one to be paid by the
government and - the other by the
Seven of the most patriotic and
trustworthy citizens in each county
will be appointed to constitute the
county boll weevil council.
The council will work in co-opera
tion with the government and Clem
son college agents.
Co-operative bool weevil clubs are
to be organized in as many communi
ties as possible in each county.
The members of the clubs will meet
every 60 days and submit written re
ports as to how they are preparing
for the cotton post.
These reports will show the pro
gressiveness of the members of the
various clubs.
The fat-mer-s are urged to begin at
once a system of diversified agricul.
ture and the "live at home move.
ment" must be truly pr-acticed.
That thle land owner~s furniish theit
tenants with a brood sow and milli
cow with sufficient pasturage.
IThat the farmer-s begini next year
to produce certain crops. including
peanuts slid soy beans for the mar
That hogs be raised as feeders fot
the packinig houses at Or-angeburg
and Gr-eenville.
"That we call up)on out people tc
develop a community spitrit--the spir
it of co-operation and unseilishness fot
we believe that with a long pull all
together the advent o ftiie boll weevil
may in time comie to be looked uipoil
as a 'blessing in disguise'" is the
coniclusioti and one of the most im
portant paragrraphs in the set of reso
lutions adopted by the con ference.
Champion Potatoe Grower.
Columbia--J. W. Powell, a chain
piotn potato grower in Richiand county
has harvested this year 1,000 bushieh
of -ch-loic-e sweet potatoes fr'om flive
acres of slnd. Weather- cotnditionis
this year seriously hamper-ed the
fruitage of the crops. Mr-. Powell lasi
season raised 2,000 bushels from fout
The board of review of the South
Carolitna tax commission has filed its
report with Gov. Manning. The re
port will not be given out for several
Objection having been expressed by
the war departmetnt it is probable that
the name of Styx station on the South
ern railway near the state mobilization
grounds will be changed. The matter
has been referred to Gov. Manning
atid he will suggest a new niame for
the station.
Clifton, the 18-year-old soti of J. K.
Rucker, who lives six miles east of
Swansea, killed a wild cat recently.
The cat stood two feet high and was
three feet and foam- iniches long. The
boy was walking through the woods
and seeing the cat in a aum tree shot
Snow and sleet fell at Greenville
K. 0. Sutton, 92 years of age, the
oldest inmate of the Confederate Sol
diers' home, died a few days ago. He
recently suffered a fall, but was ap
iparently getting along very well when
about two weeks age he became worse.
(By E. O. SELL'ERS ACting Director of
the Sunday School Uourse n the Moody
Bible Instituto of Chicago.)
(Copyright. 1916, Western Newspaper Union.)
LESSON TEXT-Isaiah 9:1-7.
GOLDEN TEXT-For unt4 us a child
Is born, unto us a son Is givoet and the
government shall be upona his iloulders;
and his name shall be called Wonderful.
Counsellor, the Mighty God, the IEverlast
ing Father, the Prince o' Peace.-Nsa. 9:6.
The Christmas lesson naturally and
logically follows the three lessons we
have just had from the book of the
Itevelation where Jesus in his glory
had been portrayed, and the ultimate
success of his work is foreseen in the
new heaven and the new earth. Isaiah
saw the vision of his iirst coming. John
saw the vision of his second coming,
when what he began the first time
shall ultimately be accomplished. The
prophecy here spoken was uttered dur
tng the reign of Ahaz, B. C. 738 to
723. The king of Assyria was attack
ing Syria. The tribes of northern Is
rael were carried away as captives.
Judah was in danger of invasion. (See
11 -Kings 15:29.) Isaiah was preach
ing in his home city, Jerusalem. His
vision of the Messiah Savior was not
more than 800 years before Joku saw
the vision of the gloritied Jesus.
1. Darkness Versus Light (vv. 1-5).
We need to go back, into the eightk
chapter to get the full historical situa
tion of this part of thf lesson. Ahas.
trembling In Jerusalem, -had with him
the Prophet Isaiah, the wisest and
greatest man In his kingdom, yet Ahas
listened not to his words of warning
and rebuke. He doggedly pursued his
own course and sought help in every
other quarter than the right one. This
explaius Isaiah's words, "The people
that walked in darkness." Primarily
he may have referred to those of the
lands of Zebulon and Naphtall, the
Galilee of the natious (John 1:46;
7:52) and the light which shone in
them, which was the light of the world,
Jesus of Nazareth (John 8:12). But
there is a larger application in this
verse to the whole worl'd which lay
In dark'ness until Jesus came, and the
whole world has seen) or shall see the
great light (Luke 1:78-79). With the
coming of light comes the increase of
joy (v. 8 R. V.). In Israel there is to
be, through Christ, a wonderful in
crease (Isa. 49:20-22; Zech. 10:8). In
Christ there is to be great joy, the joy
of harvest and of victory. The re
ligion of Jesus Christ is pre-eminently
the religlcn of Joy (Acts 8:8; Phil.
4:4; I Peter 1:8) but the Child that
was to be born was to be a Deliverer
too, for the "yoke of burden" was a tax
of $1,800,000 ,that had recently been
levied by the king of Assyria. It was
a night of thick darkness for Israel.
Then, even as r.ow, we have the moral
darkness. (Read Rom. 1 :20-32.) But
the prophet saw the joy of deliverance.
.Jerusalem hadl been left in peace,
Hezekiah succeedeg his father, Ahaz,
and entered upon a religious revival in
the kingdom. The peolie who had
walked In darkness had seeni a new
light. The propl -t saw the dawning
rays through the amist of this dark
ness of inrance being removed. He
also saw the comin~g of the Light of
Men 700 years latter, andi the multi
plicat ion of the miutionrs. the increase
of their joy.
II. Unto Us a Son Is Born (vv. 0-7).
The greatest joy f'or Israel in Isaiah's
time was ini this visioni of the Messitah,
the promilsedl Savior. Isaiah is look
ing ahead seven centuries. We are
looking back nineteen. He was to be
king over his people. Name and title
is here given. (1) -"Wonderful" be
cause of his nature, being both hu
man and divine. The word made flesh
and dwelt among us. (2) "Counsetor," ,
one who has the wilsdom to guide him
self and others. No one guided by ltlm
has ever failed of true success. (3)
"The Mighty God." H~e was truly God
so that we can trust him to the utter
mcst. He can also save to the uitter
most. (4) "lEverlasting FaIthier," ex
pressing his divine loving kindness and
self-idlentiflcation wvith the Father. (5)
He is also "Prince of Peace," the one
who rules so that peace and prosper
ity abide in his kingdom, lHe brings
peace between man and Godl, and be- '
tweer.nman and man. He is tihe peace
of the soul as well as bringing
peace to the soul. The completeness
of this picture which Isaiah saw ia
the one which St. John saw, of which
we have been recently studying. These
two verses are marvelous ones, not
only because of the clear prediction of
Jeans Cf Nazareth, made more thanm
severn centuries before his first advent,
but marvelous also for the fullness
and richr.ess of the revelation they con
tain concerning the person, character
and work of Christ.
Our Lord's earth life began at Beth
lehenm, but lie was from all eternity.
(John 8:50-58; John 1:1-2).
As a man is not at peace with God
he cannot be at peace with himself or
his fellows; but as Jesus restores
peace between man and God, he- also
restores peace to the heart of the in
dlividual (Phil. 4 :7).
Sunday school officers and teachmers
should realize the difference between
the peace with God4, (RKon). 5:1) and
the peace of God (IUhil, 4:7).
- Let us see to It that In the fullest
sense our scholars may have the Priace
of Pene In their- lives.

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