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It was very bare, there were no ornaments, and yet every single thing was beautiful, from the dresser with its rows black medical face mask of bright china, to the thick squares of Eastern looking carpet on the floors. I can t describe that house I haven t the time. And I haven t heart either, when I think how different it was from our houses. The lady took them all over it. The oddest thing of all was the big room in the middle. It had padded walls and a soft, thick carpet, and all the chairs and tables were padded. There wasn t a single thing in it that anyone could hurt itself with. What ever s this for lunatics asked Cyril. The lady looked very shocked. No It s for the children, of course, she said. Don t tell me that in your country there are no children s rooms. There are nurseries, said Anthea doubtfully, but the furniture s all cornery and hard, like other rooms. How shocking said the lady you must be VERY much behind the times in your country Why, the children are more than half of the people it s not much to have one room where they can have a good time and not hurt themselves. But there s no fireplace, said Anthea. Hot air pipes, of course, said the lady. Why, how could you have a fire in a nursery A univeersity of kentucky disposable face masks child might get burned. In our country, said Robert suddenly, more than 3,000 children are burned to death every year. Father told me, he added, as if apologizing for this piece of information, once when I d been playing with fire. The lady turned quite pale. What a frightful place you must live in she said. What s all the furniture padded for Anthea asked, hastily turning the subject. Why, you couldn t have little tots of two or three running about in rooms where the things were hard and sharp They might hurt themselves. Robe.hing. You soon get used to it all, and it does not make you extra happy, although, if you had it all taken away, you would be very dejected. That is a good word, and one I have never used before. You get black medical face mask used to everything, as I said, and then you want something more. Father says this is what people mean by the deceitfulness of riches but Albert s uncle says it is the spirit of progress, and Mrs Leslie said some people called it divine discontent. Oswald asked them all what they thought one Sunday at dinner. Uncle said it was rot, and what we wanted was bread and water and a licking but he meant it for a joke. This was in the Easter holidays. We went to live at the Red House at Christmas. After the holidays the girls went to the Blackheath High School, and we boys went to the Prop. that means the Proprietary School. And we had to swot rather during term but about Easter we knew the deceitfulness of riches in the vac., when there was nothing much on, like pantomimes and things. Then there was the summer term, and we swotted more than ever and it was boiling hot, and masters tempers got short and sharp, and the girls used to wish the exams came in cold weather. I can t how to make a home medical face mask think why they don t. But I suppose schools don t think of sensible thinks like that. They teach botany at girls schools. Then the Midsummer holidays came, and we breathed again but only for a few days. We began to feel as if we had forgotten something, and did not know what it was. We wanted something to happen only we didn t exactly know what. So we were very pleased when Father said I lenovo mirage solo disposable hygiene face mask ve asked Mr Foulkes to send his children here for a week or two. You know the kids who came at black medical face mask Christmas. You must be jolly to them, and see that they have a good time, don t you know. We remembered them right enough they were little pinky, frightened things, like white mice, with very bright eyes. They had not been to our house since Christmas, because Denis, the boy, had been ill, and they had been with an aunt at Ramsgate. Alice and Dora would have liked to get the bedrooms ready for the honoured guests, but a really good housemaid is sometimes more ready to say Don t than even a general. So the girls had to chuck black medical face mask it. Jane only let them put flowers in the pots on the visitors mantelpieces, and then they had to ask the gardener which kind they might pick, because nothing worth gathering happened to be growing in our own gardens just then. Their train got in at 12.27. We all went to meet them. Afterwards I thought that was a mistake, because their a.
ngal lights, and the Wah Wahs of the Hindu audience. The interpreters finished their explanations, and the company retired with the salaams of the crowd. It was very late when they retired to rest that night. CHAPTER XXI JUGGERNAUT AND JUGGLERS The next day was Sunday, and none of the party appeared in the parlor till quite late not because it was the Sabbath, but because they were all very tired, even the four lively boys, who had done more sightseeing than the rest of the tourists. They were always on the wing, and while the older ones rested, they always found some novelty which drew them away from the hotel. Of the four servants only two attended upon them. They had practically retired two of them with some difficulty when they were away from the party, sailor moon medical face mask for they were a nuisance to them, so many of them. Sayad and Moro were retained, however for they were more intelligent than the others, spoke English better, and were more enterprising, frequently suggesting some means of amusement to them. They were interested in the boys and girls, and Sayad told Louis and Felix all about them, about their homes, their schools, their sports and Moro did the same for Scott and Morris. On this Sunday they were conducted to a Sunday school of two hundred scholars, under the direction of the missionaries, though the teachers are mostly natives. It was a strange sight to them, the variety of races, the strange costumes, and the absence of any considerable portion of costume at all. There were Mohammedans, Chinamen, negroes, Jews, and a few Europeans. They fell in with the missionary from England, who told them a good deal about their work, and how interested they were in it, declaring that they could see the fruits of their labors, detailing a number of instances of conversions. They had a day school also, and they hired a strict Hindu because he taught English so well. He hated the Christians, and did his work only because he was paid for it but he had to listen to the prayers and exhortations, and finally he yielded in spite of himself, and became a very useful Christian minister. This gentleman said that the number of Christians in India had doubled within ten years. He invited the party to come to the church, and the boys hastened back to the hotel to tell their friends about it. black medical face mask They all went to this meeting, including their three distinguished guides. The service was about the same as at home, the clergyman was a native of the Brahmin caste, and he preached a very earnest and sensible sermon. The funds of th.said, without at all meaning to say it, dear Jimmy s soul isn t at all like Rekh mara s. I m certain it isn t. I don t want to be rude, but it ISN T, you know. Dear Jimmy s soul is as good as gold, and Nothing that is not good can pass black medical face mask beneath the double arch of my perfect Amulet, said the voice. If both are willing, say the word of Power, and let the two souls become one for ever and ever more. Shall I asked Jane. Yes. Yes. The voices were those of the Egyptian Priest and the learned gentleman, and the voices were eager, alive, thrilled with hope and the desire of great things. So Jane took the Amulet from Robert and held it up between the two men, and said, for the last time, the word of Power. Ur Hekau Setcheh. The perfect Amulet grew into a double arch the two arches leaned to each other making a great A. A stands for Amen, whispered Jane what he was a priest of. Hush breathed Anthea. The great double arch glowed in black medical face mask and through the green light that had black medical face mask been there since the Name of Power had first been spoken it glowed with a light more bright yet more soft than the other light a glory and splendour and sweetness unspeakable. Come cried Rekh mara, holding out his hands. Come cried the learned gentleman, and he also held out his hands. Each moved forward under the glowing, glorious arch of the perfect Amulet. Then Rekh mara quavered and shook, and as steel is drawn to a magnet black medical face mask he was drawn, under the arch of magic, nearer and nearer to the learned gentleman. And, as one drop of water mingles with another, when the window glass is face mask to protect from second hand smoke rain wrinkled, as one quick silver bead is drawn plastic medical mask face sgield to another quick silver bead, Rekh mara, Divine Father of the Temple of Amen Ra, was drawn into, slipped into, disappeared into, and was one with Jimmy, the good, the beloved, the learned gentleman. And suddenly it was good daylight and the December sun shone. The fog has passed away like a dream. The Amulet was there little and complete in jane s hand, and there were the other children and the Psammead, and the learned gentleman. But Rekh mara or the body of Rekh mara was not there any more. As for his soul Oh, the horrid thing cried Robert, and put his foot on a centipede as long as your finger, that crawled and wriggled and squirmed at the learned gentleman s feet. THAT, said the Psammead, WAS the evil in the soul of Rekh mara. There was a deep silence. Then Rekh mara s HIM now said Jane at last. All that was good in Rekh mara, said the Psammead. HE ought to have his heart s desire, too, said Anthea, in a sort of st.with envy on those who would soon be allowed being grown up, and no nonsense about your education to go and fight for their Queen and country. Then suddenly Alice whispered to Oswald, and he said All right but tell him yourself. So Alice said to the captain Will you stop next time you pass He said, I m afraid I can t promise that. Alice said, You might there s a particular reason. He said, What which was a natural remark not rude, as it is with children. Alice said We want to give the soldiers a keepsake and will write to ask my father. He is very well off just now. Look here if we re not on the wall when you come by, don t stop but if we are, please, PLEASE do The officer pulled his moustache and looked as if he did not know but at last he said Yes , and we were very glad, though but Alice and Oswald knew the dark but pleasant scheme at present fermenting in their youthful nuts. The captain talked a lot to us. At last Noel said I think you are like Diarmid of the Golden Collar. But I should like to see your sword out, and shining in the sun like burnished silver. The captain laughed and grasped the hilt of his good blade. But Oswald said hurriedly Don t. Not yet. We shan t ever have a chance like this. If you d only show us the pursuing practice Albert s uncle knows it but he only does it on an armchair, because he hasn t a horse. And that brave and swagger captain did really do it. He rode his horse right into our gate when we opened it, and showed us all the cuts, thrusts, and guards. There are four of each kind. It was splendid. The morning sun shone on his flashing blade, and his good steed stood with all its legs far apart and stiff on the lawn. Then we opened the paddock gate, and he did it again, while the horse galloped as if upon the bloody battlefield among the fierce foes of his native land, and this was far more ripping still. Then we thanked him very much, and he went away, taking his men with him. And the guns of course. Then we wrote to my father, and he said Yes , as we knew he would, and next time the soldiers came by but they had no guns this time, only the captive Arabs of the desert we had the keepsakes ready in a wheelbarrow, and we were on the churchyard wall. And the bold captain called an immediate halt. Then the girls had the splendid honour and pleasure of giving a pipe and four whole ounces of tobacco to each soldier. Then we shook hands with the captain, and the sergeant and the corporals, and the girls kissed the captain I can t think why girls will kiss everybody and.
Black Medical Face Mask one is afraid, or anxious, or in a hurry. There was a silence. Then I m glad we went, said Anthea, with a deep breath. I ll never throw paper about again as long as I live, said Robert. Mother black medical face mask always told us not to, said Jane. I would like to take up the Duties of Citizenship for a special subject, said Cyril. I wonder if Father could put me through it. I shall ask him when he comes home. If we d found the Amulet, Father could be home NOW, said Anthea, and Mother and The Lamb. Let s go into the future AGAIN, suggested Jane brightly. Perhaps we could remember if it wasn t such an awful way off. So they did. This time they said, The future, where the Amulet is, not so far away. And they went through the familiar arch into a large, light room with three windows. Facing them was the familiar mummy case. And at a table by the window sat the learned gentleman. They knew him at once, though his hair was white. He was one of the faces that do not change with age. In his hand was the Amulet complete and perfect. He rubbed his other hand across his forehead in the way they were so used to. Dreams, dreams he said old age is full of them You ve been in dreams with us before now, said Robert, don black medical face mask t you remember I do, indeed, said he. The room had many more books than the Fitzroy Street room, and far more curious and wonderful Assyrian and Egyptian objects. The most wonderful dreams I ever had kids medical face masks had you in them. Where, asked Cyril, did you get that thing in your hand If you weren t just a dream, he answered, smiling, you d remember that you gave it to me. But where did we get it Cyril asked eagerly. Ah, you never would tell me that, he said, You always had your little mysteries. You dear children What a difference you made to that old Bloomsbury medical face mask at menards house I wish I could dream you oftener. Now you re grown up you re not like does wearing a face mask protect against allergies or colds you used to be. Grown up said Anthea. The learned gentleman pointed to a frame with four photographs in it. There you are, he said. The children saw four grown up people s portraits two ladies, two gentlemen and looked on them with loathing. Shall we grow up like THAT whispered Jane. How perfectly horrid If we re ever like that, we sha n t know it s horrid, I expect, Anthea with some insight whispered back. You see, you get used to yourself while you re changing. It s it s being so sudden makes it seem so frightful now. The learned gentleman was looking at them with wistful kindness. Don t let me undream you just yet, he said. There was a pause. Do you remember WHEN we gave you that Amulet Cyril as.damaged by a cyclone. At the end of a week in Calcutta, every day of which had been occupied to the pleasure and instruction of the tourists, Captain Ringgold insisted that they must remain no longer. It disposable face masks with design was the middle of March, and the hot weather was coming on, and the company must return to the Guardian Mother on the following morning. It was not an unpleasant announcement, as they had all become greatly attached to the steamer, for they had always been exceedingly happy on board of her. It is time for me to settle up our accounts, Lord Tremlyn, said the commander, as they were seated on the veranda after the intended departure had been announced. That time has not come, Captain Ringgold and it never will come, replied his lordship very decidedly. I thought we had disposed of that question once for all at Bombay. You and your party have been our guests from the moment we landed. Sir Modava and I have done our best, in the time allotted to us, to make you acquainted with India, and to make the time pass pleasantly with you. As far as we had influence, we have used it to promote the objects of your visit. You have done a hundred times more than we had any right to expect, and certainly we should not have asked for what you have given us but it seems to be no more than right that we should pay our own expenses, and we shall be just as grateful to you for the vast service you have rendered us. What we have done does not extinguish a tithe of our obligations to you and your ship s company. Any money allusion grieves me, and the very thought of being paid almost breaks the heart of Sir Modava. I beg you not to allude to the matter again. Now, my dear Captain Ringgold, continued his lordship, taking what looked like a picture frame from a table near him, I ask the privilege of presenting to you this testimonial of the gratitude of the three cabin survivors of the wreck of the Travancore, which I will ask you to hang up in the cabin of the Guardian Mother. The commander took the frame, in which was a printed testimonial, containing a full account of the rescue of the survivors of the wreck, with a concluding paragraph, expressive of the obligations of the principal persons rescued, to the captain and his ship s company for their noble and successful exertions in saving them and all the people on board. It had black medical face mask the autographs of Lord Tremlyn, Sir Modava, and Dr. Ferrolan at the foot of the printed statement. It was on parchment, printed in plain, clear type, and the frame was as elegant as money could buy.