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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
Vol. XXVI 1.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. MAY !), lt8.
So small and soil and slender
A fairy hand!
I held it with a pressure tender,
Then slipped upon one shapely linger
A golden bund.
So warm with gentle passion
A lover's hand!
Pharaoh's dream about the seven lean ears
and the seven fat cars for a text. The minis
ter waxed eloquent and stopped abruptly,
ending in a low weak voice with, "Whom the
Lord loveth, he chusteneth."
J stayed a few minutes ' after the others
were gone to see that all was in order for
the next morning. I was uot afraid, although
it was growing dark, for I felt sure I could
catch up with the minister. It seemed as if
When placed in mine with shy concession he hadn,t the 8trenKth to 8 ". 100' ""
Of her love a mute confession I hurried along the road. Soon I hear
Now all lb i me resigning
A precious hand!
With joyous thrill I saw the shining
King about her linger twining
In gleaming strand.
No more may it be clasped to pray
A perished hand!
I nil and hold il day by day,
I fuel its creeping llesh decay
At (Jod's commund.
So thin and white and chill-
A deathly hand!
I sue, but feel no joyous thrill,
Around one shrunken linger still
A golden band,
H. U, Aj.kxanuek.
the minister ahead of me, saying in a deep
"Why haveu't we had any rain? Our
crops have failed for three years. All wo
need is water. There Is water in the ocean.
Why doesn't the ocean open its Hood gates
and give us water? Just a little! What have
we done that we should merit such treat
ment?" He was alone. 1 did not understand. This
was very much in the same strain us the ser
mon. It must be some passage for next
week's sermon, to be skilfully woven in with
some small word of hope.
I came nearer the minister, just as he broke
out again. I could see his wild gestures this
"What will we have to eat this winter?
What will we have to burn? What will our
children live on? Will they Htarve? We will
have nothing to put into their mouths, not
even a stone when tjicy ask for bread."
He walked on a few minutes. I was close
behind and Jiint about to speak to him when
he began again. I put out my hand to touch
him, but he moved on a little more quickly.
:,'oiiiiIiiIl'i1 from U't weuk.J
Church services were held in the school
Iigiihu, On Sunday evening, the day before Jfo was saying, both arms lifted up
school began, I wont to hear my minister "If wo don't have any crops, wo won't have
preach. (I stayed with the children to let anything to eat; wo won't have anything to
the mother go in the morning.) There was burn when It Is cold, cold, In the winter,
uo written sermon, just a talk. And it was a No! Wo won't have anything to .bum. We
vivid description of the hard . times with will have to come out hero and shove up the
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