‘l don’t think, dear, we can judge what's in other people’s hearts,’ said Mary, slowly. She felt somewhat at a loss how to answer Emmeline, for she was too good and loyal to encourage the

child in criticising her aunt, but she herself had .

been brought up to regard‘ most amusements as dangerous, if not actually sinful, and there was no doubt that Aunt Grace was very gay and

merry. But I 'm not judging what’s in her heart, but what she says,’ persisted Emmeline. ‘I’ll just

tell you what she said the other day’; and she related the conversation with Mr. Faulkner about the little Kathleen who had been like an angel to the poor. You don't think it’s true that children only do harm when they try to do work of that sort?’ she ended.

‘No, indeed,’ said Mary; ‘I think a guileless child can often do more than anyone else to

A touch a sinners heart.’ Mary spoke with earnest

conviction. lt was true that she had never actually came across such a young persoii as the guileless child of whom she spoke, but she none the less firmly believed in the type.

Mary, isn't it nearly time for dinner P’ broke in Micky at this point. The twins had just reached the last meal of the Israelites before they left

Egypt, and the picture had put it into Micky's head to be hungry.