For certain its owner had none, unless a lurking pride in his own bluffness and bluntness may be termed such.
You may not have understood them; before you heard of the Sulphitic Theory you were annoyed at their dullness, their dogmas, but, with this white light illuminating them, you accept them, now, for what they are, and, expecting nothing original from them, you find a new peace and a new joy in their society. "
He had a nice brown face marked with a lot of little fine, smiling strokes, and his eyes were quick and kind.
It is in talk alone that the friends can measure strength, and enjoy that amicable counter-assertion of personality which is the gauge of relations and the sport of life.
"Now, Gar'ner," resumed the deacon, "open your whole heart, and let us know all about it."