"My dear," he said, "your ideals are above me, and are as unlikely to be adopted by ordinary men of the world as the ideals of John Bunyan or Richard Baxter." He told me how his father and mother had lain in wait for him, as he was about to leave prison. I was furious, and applauded him heartily for what he had done. He was very grateful to me for this. Other people, he said, would tell him he ought to think of his father and mother rather than of himself, and it was such a comfort to find someone who saw things as he saw them himself. Even if I had differed from him I should not have said so, but I was of his opinion, and was almost as much obliged to him for seeing things as I saw them, as he to me for doing the same kind office by himself. Cordially as I disliked Theobald and Christina, I was in such a hopeless minority in the opinion I had formed concerning them that it was pleasant to find someone who agreed with me. 鈥淵ou can鈥檛 see your mother鈥攂ut there is your good Aunt Clothilde. She will be a second mother to you. A woman so pious and so sympathetic. You will be able to tell her all your troubles. She has married a regiment of daughters. What she doesn鈥檛 know of young girls isn鈥檛 worth knowing. You are tired, you are ill. You need a change, a little holiday. Go and spend a month with her, and when you come back we鈥檒l see what can be done with regard to Lucien. I鈥檒l write to her now.鈥? As sweetest Rose-trees, sharpest Prickles bear. A.D. 1893 色五月色开心开心五月_开心五月丁香花综合网 En roulant ma boule, 鈥楯uly 18, 1892. A few more scattered extracts from Miss Tucker鈥檚 Journal may end this chapter. 鈥業 could not come before. I have been watched. Even now I fear they are on my track. Quick! Where is the boy?鈥?