Stringfellow鈥檚 power-driven model鈥攖he first model to achieve engine-driven flight. XXII 1919鈥?0 Weasel. [Mysteriously.] Perhaps as an old friend of the Family your honour ought to know all, and such a rum affair.... pk10单期计划数据 XXII 1919鈥?0 CHAPTER X Do I really care? What a question! Of course I care. Are you suffering? Until Faith gently whispered, 鈥淲herefore weep Mrs. Bodkin had for some time past exhibited symptoms of dislike to Diamond. She never had a good word for him; she even was almost rancorous against him at times, although she seldom allowed the feeling to express itself in words before her daughter. Minnie understood it all very well. "Poor mother!" she thought to herself, "she cannot forgive him. I wish I could persuade her that there is nothing to forgive. How could he help it if I was a fool?" Yet the mother and daughter had never exchanged a word on the subject. And Minnie comforted herself with the conviction that her mother was the only person in the world who guessed her secret. "Mamma has a sixth sense where I am concerned," said she to herself. I do believe it鈥攈eartily! Although she would occasionally speak hastily, she did not as a rule write hastily. If she could not in her letters praise a person, she would cease to bring forward that person鈥檚 name,鈥攁t all events in letters meant for general reading. Chavez flying across the Alps. Two abortive attempts characterised the sixties of last century in France. As regards the first of these, it was carried out by three men, Nadar, Ponton d鈥橝mecourt, and De la Landelle, who conceived the idea of a full-sized helicopter machine. D鈥橝mecourt exhibited a steam model, constructed in 1865, at the Aeronautical Society鈥檚 Exhibition in 1868. The engine was aluminium with cylinders of bronze, driving two screws placed one above the other and rotating in opposite directions, but the power was not sufficient to lift the model. De la Landelle鈥檚 principal achievement consisted in the publication in 1863 of a book entitled Aviation, which has a certain historical value; he got out several designs for large machines on the helicopter principle, but did little more until the three combined72 in the attempt to raise funds for the construction of their full-sized machine. Since the funds were not forthcoming, Nadar took to ballooning as the means of raising money; apparently he found this substitute for real flight sufficiently interesting to divert him from the study of the helicopter principle, for the experiment went no further. XXII 1919鈥?0 Letters at this late period of Miss Tucker鈥檚 life become so abundant, from numerous quarters, that the main difficulty is in selection, the main cause of regret is that so few can be used. The history of 1891 and 1892 may be told chiefly by Miss Tucker鈥檚 details of what went on. Miss Dixie remained her constant companion in the little Mission bungalow all these years,鈥攅xcept when absent for her summer holiday, or on furlough. Others came and went, remaining a longer or a shorter time in Batala. Dr. Weitbrecht had settled down as C.M.S. Missionary in the place; and Mr. Bateman, stationed at Narowal, came and went on itinerating expeditions.