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HE Padre bought some graves to-day, and is having them levelled. I argue that he could spend his money to better advantage.
He flatly contradicts me, and claims that the first use of money, as far as we know, was for a burial, and the first sale of land was for a cemetery. These graves were made here before the village cemetery was purchased. They are desolate-looking hillocks, but Pokagon stops digging to ask me, "Wat de odds, Missus?
One grave be comferable as anoder. It lies some distance off the trail, and its "shadowed swells" might almost be trodden over by the pedestrian were it not for a barbed-wire fence that belts one grave and a galvanised iron cross that heads another.
The cross bears a type-written inscription, and is erected in memory of a Swedish woman who died only a month ago.
The inscription, which is the composition of her husband, reads: Such hearted breast, such lovely voice no more on earth be found. As I push back the undergrowth and read the inscription on the wooden "stones," I am filled with a throbbing pity, for all the ages indicate that strong, young lives are throttled at their flood-tide.
The fascination of a cemetery is irresistible to me. The cemetery is populated with people who are always "at home.
Are they really dead? Do they live again?
Or is it we in the flesh who are dead? Is it we who are dead? This graveyard is in a state of absolute neglect, and consequently is evidence of our low civilisation.
The village cemetery, I take it, marks the degree of the village culture. Our dear ones go from the home circle to the open congregation, and their remains are a solemn deposit entrusted to our honour.
But, somehow or other, they are very, very dead, and the living are hungry, tired, impatient, and make many calls on us. A shabby graveyard has its uses, though. We think we are of the utmost importance to our little circle of kin, and in truth we are, but it is astonishing how quickly the waters close over the spot where we went down.
Our dearest will even say it was "a happy release," that we are "better off," or use some equally empty expression as a mere covering for a lack of sensibility.
It was as good as gold—indeed much better than gold. Since coming here, I have lost my old habit of insomnia, and am beginning to like the place better. It reminds one of Winthrop's description of Acadia—"a land where sunshine never scorches and yet shade is sweet; where simple pleasures please; where the sky is bright, and green fields satisfy for ever.The people there have not fully taken you to their hearts until you have drunk their tea.
True, it is poor, watery stuff, but, on the other hand, it is hot and wet. It has the superlative advantage, too, of being brewed in a marvellous brass samovar which has been brought from Russia. The period dealt with in this book lies for the most part outside what has been well termed the Age of Great Discoveries, and has in consequence met with less attention, perhaps, than it deserves.
While the main episodes have formed the theme of many and competent writers, few attempts have been. Prices in Richmond had now taken another rise and board in private houses with poor fare was $ a month, so all persons not obliged to be on the spot were leaving for quiet places in the country, where cheaper rates could be secured.
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