More excuse, perhaps, than a man of your age has for acting like a cad, said the colonel, turning upon his heel, and leaving Mr. Crowther to his reflections. 鈥淏ien, Mademoiselle F茅lise,鈥?said Martin. A group of happy children were popping corn before the glowing coals. Near them sat the Chief and Mrs. Wright conversing together in a low voice. Laying down her knitting, the latter looked earnestly into her husband's face. 3d时时彩游戏机多少钱 鈥淏ien, Mademoiselle F茅lise,鈥?said Martin. I was going to, Mr. Oliver. On my honor as a gentleman. I have been unable to escape this toil. If I had foreseen it, I think I would not have come East at all. The speech at New York, being within my calculation before I started, went off passably well and gave me no trouble whatever. The difficulty was to make nine others, before reading audiences who had already seen all my ideas in print. 鈥楧elay? impossible. They wouldn鈥檛 give us an hour. Out of the question.鈥? Lincoln threw himself with full earnestness of conviction and ardour into the fight to preserve for freedom the territory belonging to the nation. In common with the majority of the Whig party, he held the opinion that if slavery could be restricted to the States in which it was already in existence, if no further States should be admitted into the union with the burden of slavery, the institution must, in the course of a generation or two, die out. He was clear in his mind that slavery was an enormous evil for the whites as well as for the blacks, for the individual as for the nation. He had himself, as a young man, been brought up to do toilsome manual labour. He would not admit that there was anything in manual labour that ought to impair the respect of the community for the labourer or the worker's respect for himself. Not the least of the evils of slavery was, in his judgment, its inevitable influence in bringing degradation upon labour and the labourer. 鈥業 had made up my mind to follow them last night. I could have got a passage home, and plain clothes and everything, but the steamer did not start, and to-day it鈥檚 too late.鈥?  鈥淏ien, Mademoiselle F茅lise,鈥?said Martin.