How strange to think of him passing out of existence in such a way, not by death but by fading out in the sun or by being lost and forgotten somewhere in the universe! It was strange to see his small body appear again for a moment: a little boy in a grey belted suit. His language, so familiar and so foreign, will always be for me an acquired speech. --Were they married women, my child? He did not know. The farms of the United States afford homes and employment for more than one-half our people, and furnish much the largest part of all our exports.