Then Mrs. Clark said, "You can take your own bed-tick
and have it fillecl, and you can have room in our tent to sleep, and
you will only have our tent to look after." How my heart leaped
for joy. Then she told me how to manage, and I worked away,
gathered what I could together and so got enough to pay my
round trip ticket and had just ten cents over. When the time
came Mrs. Clark said, "Send your trunk down to our house and
it can go with our things in the morning."
I did so, but when the man got there a little after six o'clock
in the morning they were all gone. When I got to the Cortlandt
Street Ferry, I found my trunk was not there, the man had taken
it to Debrosses Street Ferry, so the old man told me I had better
go up to Debrosses street, about two miles away. My heart beat,
I didn't know what to do. I thought, "I can't walk, it is so far,
and I am so weary." I thought I might catch the train, and so
took the street cars. Then I thought, " If I pay the ten cents to
go up and down, how am I going to get through the ferry? "
I got back, but of course missed the train. I had to wait from
about eight o'clock till half past ten. It seemed that everything
was against me. O, how earnestly I did pray. I found that I
was twenty-five cents short when I went to buy my ticket, that is
if I got an excursion ticket, so I didn't know what to do. I asked
the Lord to let me see some one I knew, so as to ask them to lend
it to me. There were a great many persons waiting to go by the
same train, among them was Rev. Henry Belden, whom I had
often met at the Palmer meetings; Rev. Mr. Wells, pastor of the
Seventeenth Street Methodist Church; Mr. Faulkner, and a num¬
ber of other members of the church. They were all very kind to
me. I thought, "Shall I ask Brother Belden for the twenty-five
Just as I looked around, who should be there but Brother
"O," I said, "I thought you had gone."
" I will not go," he said, " till Saturday,"— this was Wednes¬
day morning, I think,— "Mrs. Clark left something and I hurried
back to get it, and when I got here the train had just gone, so you
will take it."
"Mr. Clark, will you please loan me twenty-five cents?"
"I have no change," he said, "but a two dollar bill, I will
give you that and you can give it to me when I come."