SIMILITER ATQUE SENIS BACULUS, he was, as the founder would have had him, like a staff in an old man's hand, to be leaned on in the road at nightfall or in stress of weather, to lie with a lady's nosegay on a garden seat, to be raised in menace. "Unless perhaps dear little Flora!" "You really compare me to a baby girl?" This found me singularly weak. Before the doors and in the lighted halls groups were gathered arrayed as for some rite. They lit their cigarettes and turned to the right.