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And now that my task is finished I shall follow them as fast as the
next steamer can carry me.




PEKING, APRIL, 1912.

Back once again, Mate, in the City of Golden Dusts. Glorious
spring sunshine, and the whole world wrapped in a tender haze.
Everything has little rainbows around it and the very air is
studded with jewels.

Soldiers are still marching; flags are flying; drums are thumping
and it is all to the tune of Victory for the Revolutionists. But
best of all Jack is well! To me Peking is like that first morning
of Eve's in the Garden of Eden.

What crowded, happy weeks these last have been. Waiting for Jack;
amusing him when time hangs heavy - even unto reading pages of
scientific books with words so big the spine of my tongue is
threatened with fracture.

And in between times? Well, I am thanking my stars for the chance
to doubly make up for any little tenderness I may have passed by.
Put it in your daily thought book, honey, forevermore I am going to
remember that if at the time we'd use the strength in doing, that
we consume afterwards being sorry we didn't do, life would run on
an easy trolley.

Billy and Sada are with us, still with the first glow of the
enchanted garden over them. Bless their happy hearts! I am going
to give them my collection of color prints to start housekeeping
with. How I'd _love_ to see Uncle - through a telescope.

To-night we are having our last dinner here. To-morrow the four of
us turn our faces toward the most beautiful spot this side of
Heaven, home. The happy runaways to Nebraska, Jack and I to the
little roost we left behind in Kentucky.


There goes the music for dinner. It 's something about "dreamy
love." Love is n't a dream, Mate - not the kind I know; it's all of
life and beyond.

I know what they are playing!

Breathe but one breath
Rose beauty above
And all that was death
Grows life, grows love,
Grows love!



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