Before all else, we seek, upon our common labor as a nation, the blessings of Almighty God. And mine? Is it not too? Then into Nile mud with it! APRIL 1. VISIT, WE BESEECH THEE, O LORD, THIS HABITATION AND DRIVE AWAY FROM IT ALL THE SNARES OF THE ENEMY. Yet as he prowled in quest of that call, his senses, stultified only by his desire, would note keenly all that wounded or shamed them; his eyes, a ring of porter froth on a clothless table or a photograph of two soldiers standing to attention or a gaudy playbill; his ears, the drawling jargon of greeting: --Hello, Bertie, any good in your mind? --Is that you, pigeon? --Number ten.