A VOICE FROM
singly across a stream a bag of corn, a fox
and a goose. There was no one to help, and
to leave the goose with the fox was death—
with the corn, destruction. To re-christen
the animals, the lion could not be induced to
lie down with the lamb unless the lamb would
take the inside berth.
The black woman appreciates the situation
and can even sympathize with the actors in
the serio-comic dilemma.
But, may it not be that, as women, the very
lessons which seem hardest to master now,
are possibly the ones most essential for our
promotion to a higher grade of work ?
We assume to be leaders of thought and
guardians of society. Our country's manners
and morals are under our tutoring. Our
standards are law in our several little worlds.
However tenaciously men may guard some
prerogatives, they are our willing slaves in
that sphere which they have always conceded
to be woman's. Here, no one dares demur
when her fiat has gone forth. The man would
be mad who presumed, however inexplicable
and past finding out any reason for her action
might be, to attempt to open a door in her
kingdom officially closed and regally sealed