call of Koh-i-hi! which .showed that the master de¬
sired his prosi-nce. These servants were excellent
attendants. They waited noiselessly as ghosts; they
divined wants paiiiy by instinct and partly by a
marvellous and hit^hly-devolopiHl power of obser¬
vation, but they spoke neither blench nor English.
They did not even speak IIinclo(ist;ini. They spoke
a dialect of one of the Dravidian languages, the
patois (if Vussuff's native State.
Who was it said thai Innrh is an injury to dinner?
There ate those who think otherwise, who believe
that it may be best rei^anled as a foundation for the
later meal, ant! that the wider and the more perfect
the baseiiuMit, the greater is the superstructure
which ran he reared thereon. Yussuff, now perfectly
satisiied with his domieile, looked round his rooms
\vith the contented air of one who sees a work of
installation well done ; and the task of pleasure
completed, a sense of duty recalled him to the
consideration of the question of dinner. He did not
feel that his book-learned knowledge of Paris was
sntTieient to justify him in experimenting on new
cuisi)!i-s. so eight o'clock found him once more in
the C\ife de la Paix.
C")n entering, he walked nieehanically to the place
where he had sat at mid-da\-, and was immediately
hailed by the .\meriean of the morning.
' Good-CYeniui;, Monsieur Stranj;er," said he. 'So
you have returned to the (."afe tie la Paix ; your
doing so shows acumen and discrimination. Take