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T;HOM EI)INUIIHGII TO INI)IA ANI) I~IIRMAH
the Bay keeps rluite the audience ought to incrc;~sc. After
the sunst:t, dinncr--wli;Lt ;L tedic,us I,usiness it is; tlic:
waiting is l,crfcctly I,l~~nnc:cl, but tile waiters tllcmsel\cs
llavc: to w;lit;lgc:s ;lt tile t\G'() SC'TV1'CO II;LtCI1(:S, Wjl(:T(: fll()Y
get all j;immc:d togetlier, so tile tirnct bctwccn tile coursc:s
seems intermin;~l,l~:; you ;Ilmost iorKt:t yo~l are at ;L meal
at all. To-night dinner and corlvcrsation both 1~;LnR fire
at ollr end c,f the tal,le, and I ovcrllc;lr from tile other end
where my cousin sits interesting scr~~l,s ;~bout Indi;l, which
is distinctly ;~nnoying; Ii. is relating some of llis es-
perienccs tl~ctre that set his neighbours ;Lnd my ncice and
Mrs I)cy,uty-Commissic,nor all chuckling.
I fi;lthcr th;~t Ii. converted a certain Swiss. They lived
near each other, a lonely life on tile "]~1;Lck Cotton
Soil," wllatcver that is. Ii. says it I lows about like snow.
The Swiss lived in ;I littl~ corruRated-iror1 Ilousc: with
some hens, and no l,ooks, and lie l(,\t,d ~,c,c,ks,;~nd Il~~tcd
I~is ~louse ;Ind hc:ns,;lnd tile I~ritisll IStn~,irc,. Ii. Ilad ;I
nice bllngalow;\nd lots of books, anti llct I~~nt tllcse to tile
Swiss, on condition th;lt he woultl rcad c,llrllcws~,;y,ers!