The day was intensely cold. The congTeg&tion had assemblee! and the services were begun. A nian muffled in heavy coat and scarf entered, and, ■walking hurriedly down the aisle, seated himaelf in a congpicnoua place. Directly before him sat aman with fiery-red huir. The new-comer deliberatolv tóok off his gloves, and, with an air of 'perfect Kiitisfaetiou and comfort, alternately held Lis hands near the red head before hini, and rnbbed them in the nianner wliich Hood has described as "washing his hands with invisible soap in imj)erceptible water." The preacher witnessed the wholo ! performance, and, having a keen sense of the udiorous, he lost control of his risibility, and, to the consternaron of his coiigregation, roared with laaghter.