Abbie went to the window and peered out into the night. The face of heaven was dark, so dark that it seemed to frown upon her. As she stood gazing abstractedly into the darkness her attention was suddenly attracted by the flickering light of lanterns and torches. That wild shriek which had almost paralyzed her with fear echoed and re-echoed in her ears and carried with it strange forebodings of evil. She walked up and down the room, nervously stopping now and then before the window to observe the progress of the search party on its return. Soon her father entered, looking pale and haggard. AWEEK passed and Fortinbras did not come. Corinna wrote to him. He replied: I had not told him that money was no object to us, and I think he had reckoned me up as not over rich. He continued: 鈥淭here鈥檚 everything to be said,鈥?declared Fortinbras. 鈥淏ut it鈥檚 not worth while saying it.鈥? "You tell about it, father," said Bearie. "The tools and materials we brought," replied the stranger, "are not for hunting or fishing, but for clearing land, and we shall endeavour to protect your beaver and fishing-grounds; but as for the sugaries, we must make use of them, because the land has already been given us, and if you will collect all your materials for making sugar we shall pay cash for them." 开心五深爱五婷婷,两个总裁在车里吃我的奶,你只能是我的你再敢逃 She nodded assent. "I thought not," she said. Chapter 49 鈥?鈥淭HEOBALD PONTIFEX.鈥? 鈥淭hen I think he was on the high road to Rome; now, however, he seems to be a good deal struck with a suggestion of mine in which you, too, perhaps may be interested. You see we must infuse new life into the Church somehow; we are not holding our own against either Rome or infidelity.鈥?(I may say in passing that I do not believe Ernest had as yet ever seen an infidel 鈥?not to speak to.) 鈥淚 proposed, therefore, a few days back to Pryer 鈥?and he fell in eagerly with the proposal as soon as he saw that I had the means of carrying it out 鈥?that we should set on foot a spiritual movement somewhat analogous to the Young England movement of twenty years ago, the aim of which shall be at once to outbid Rome on the one hand, and scepticism on the other. For this purpose I see nothing better than the foundation of an institution or college for placing the nature and treatment of sin on a more scientific basis than it rests at present. We want 鈥?to borrow a useful term of Pryer鈥檚 鈥?a College of Spiritual Pathology where young men鈥?(I suppose Ernest thought he was no longer young by this time) 鈥渕ay study the nature and treatment of the sins of the soul as medical students study those of the bodies of their patients. Such a college, as you will probably admit, will approach both Rome on the one hand, and science on the other 鈥?Rome, as giving the priesthood more skill, and therefore as paving the way for their obtaining greater power, and science, by recognising that even free thought has a certain kind of value in spiritual enquiries. To this purpose Pryer and I have resolved to devote ourselves henceforth heart and soul.