"I never saw it in that light before," he said. "Why did you not tell me this before, child?" 鈥淭hen I say鈥攇et on a bicycle and ride out of it. Practical to the point of pathos.鈥? 体彩排列五13196 But to return, the conclusion Ernest came to was that he would be a tailor. He talked the matter over with the chaplain, who told him there was no reason why he should not be able to earn his six or seven shillings a day by the time he came out of prison, if he chose to learn the trade during the remainder of his term 鈥?not quite three months; the doctor said he was strong enough for this, and that it was about the only thing he was as yet fit for; so he left the infirmary sooner than he would otherwise have done and entered the tailor鈥檚 shop, overjoyed at the thoughts of seeing his way again, and confident of rising some day if he could only get a firm foothold to start from. After a time he took it into his head to reopen the question of his getting L300 a year for doing, as he said, absolutely nothing, and said he would try to find some employment which should bring him in enough to live upon. "And what are you excavating for?" he asked. 鈥淲ell, I have,鈥?said Ernest, with a forced laugh; 鈥淚 came out three or four days ago after six months with hard labour.鈥? "Proceeding up the river we came near to the public works. "If that is true," said the officer, thoughtfully, "the French must have more nerve than I ever gave them credit for." 鈥淚 never thought of that,鈥?said Martin, thumping the table. "Now we are in a dilemma," said Colonel By. "What shall we do without bark? Shall we have to go the rest of the way on foot?"