The whole thing took indeed more nights than one, but on the first occasion the same lady put another question. She would also have, in holidays, to look after the small boy, who had been for a term at school--young as he was to be sent, but what else could be done?--and who, as the holidays were about to begin, would be back from one day to the other. --Here! A deep bass note in response came from the upper tier, followed by coughs of protest along the other benches. Our earthly fire also consumes more or less rapidly according as the object which it attacks is more or less combustible, so that human ingenuity has even succeeded in inventing chemical preparations to check or frustrate its action.