well who at seventy-two years of age became bank¬
rupt. When I left Illinois he had started again full
of confidence; he was looked upon with respect,
and everyone believes that with a little luck he will
get to the top of the wheel once more.'
' Ah,' said Yussuff, ' I must see the States; the
energy of the people is wonderful. The solid wealth
of the country has no precedent. They possess the
power of doing everything. They are untrammelled ;
they employ all resources. They utilize every
available means in every undertaking, from the most
minute to the most magnificent. They are a great
people, and they allow no capability to rest in idle¬
' Shake, stranger,' said the long gentleman, half
rising; ' your sentiments are those of a highly-
cultured citizen of the world. This is my card, sir.'
Yussuff took it and read :
MR. RODERICK V DUNNE,
Grayville, III., U.S.A.
' Are you a new arrival ?'
' I have been two hours in Paris,' said Yussuff,
' and I want to find myself in comfortable rooms.
Two of my men do not speak any European
language, and I do not care to expose them to the
jocoseness of hotel servants.'
' In that case it so happens that I can be of use to
you,' said Dunne. ' A fellow-citizen of mine, Joseph