see any REASON. It was so distinctly the best thing that could 鈥楶ardon me, sir, it is perfectly true. I have the pleasure of knowing the old lady鈥擫ady Farrington. Diggle, you may remember, married a Farrington, but of another branch.鈥? These were the earliest impressions of Gibraltar prevailing among the officers of the Duke鈥檚 Own. But our friends eventually changed their tone. By their first contemptuous abstention, they found, in the first place, that they lost all the fun that was going, and, next, that, although the sport was second-rate, they could not excel in it even when they tried. One or two of the Duke鈥檚 Own, who were said to be in all the secrets of the Dawson and John Scott stables, went in for some of the plates and cups at the autumn meeting, and signally failed in everything. Later on, when the hunting season really began, and they turned out in a body in red coats and the most undeniable tops, to cut everybody down, they were chagrined to find that it was much more difficult to follow than they supposed. Red coats and mahogany tops were nowhere at the end of the first burst. One or two men were completely thrown out; a few tried the breakneck country between 鈥榯he Rivers鈥?only to crane at length and turn back from the precipices and steep inclines. After that first day the Duke鈥檚 Own spoke more respectfully of the Calpe Hunt. By and bye they became less critical in other respects, and at length, when they had been some six months on the Rock, entered as fully into its amusements, and enjoyed them as thoroughly as the oldest stagers in the place. 七星彩加急版早版区 鈥楶ardon me, sir, it is perfectly true. I have the pleasure of knowing the old lady鈥擫ady Farrington. Diggle, you may remember, married a Farrington, but of another branch.鈥? and the juniors white and yellow banners. Our class had crimson balloons-- Beyond Siliguri, where we left the main line, a little toy railway, going very slowly, jostles the travellers across rice plantations and woods of giant trees, under whose shade tree-ferns expand on the banks of the streams. By the side of the water springs are hung prayers written on strips of rice-paper that flutter in the wind from the shrubs and bamboos, mingling with the blossoms of rhododendron and funkia, spots of bright colour showing against the forest of mighty cedars and sycamores and gloomy palms. Clinging to the highest branches, orchids like birds are to be seen, and from bush to bush hang bright green threads covered with white stars, tangled into hanks and hooked on to every thorn. The vegetation of banyans, ph?nix, and other tropical plants gradually becomes mixed with oak, box, and plane trees, and then disappears altogether as we get higher; and presently, as we pass through a belt of great dark firs, the shrubs, the mosses, and even the flowers are those of Europe. Higher up, the mountain side is mapped out into lines and squares, green and russet, looking from a distance[Pg 146] like ribbed velvet; these are the tea plantations. The horizon grows broader, spreading away and out of sight towards the vision-like mountains forming the outposts of the Himalayas; up to the very verge of the eternal snows they are cultivated in the same rib-like strips, all tea plantations; and amid the shrubs are the little factories where the precious leaves are dried, and villages of little homesteads lost among the greenery, or peeping through the opalescent haze, intensely blue under the pure, cold sky and crude sunshine. The natives here wear skins with the fur inside; the leather outside is patterned with red or blue cloth. Men and women alike go about in felt boots, which give them an unsteady and straddling gait. Any passengers for Kelso? asked the driver of the wagon. There was nothing for Herbert but to lift the inanimate body upon his shoulders and stagger back as best he could. He was himself wounded more than once, but only slightly, before he regained the stockade, but still he regained it and laid his burden safely within. me to play a little? When I've worked all the summer I deserve We walked all over the campus from the quadrangle to the athletic grounds; 鈥楶ardon me, sir, it is perfectly true. I have the pleasure of knowing the old lady鈥擫ady Farrington. Diggle, you may remember, married a Farrington, but of another branch.鈥?