TOURING IN SIAM.
One day we visited an image house, and found one idol that had fallen over backward, another without a head, another without arms. When we came out, an old priest asked us if we had been in to worship. We replied, ' No, indeed ! What we saw there were objects of pity rather than of adoration. They cannot take care of themselves, cannot hold themselves - up : what can they do for you or for us ? '
Thus we went from one village to another, conversing with hundreds of the people, and giving away our books until they were gone.
A VISIT TO THE 'MECCA' OF THE SIAMESE.
Every February multitudes of the Siamese visit Prabat. The word means ' sacred foot,' and it is supposed that Buddha left a clear imprint of his foot in a rock on a mountain there, which is a standing proof to all his followers that he once not only really lived upon earth, but that he visited Siam.
Let me tell you of a visit Dr. House and I once made to this sacred spot. As most of the travelling in Siam is in boats, we left home in a ours one fine day in February, taking with us some Christian books and tracts. We ascended .the beautiful Menam River, passing many thatched-