- Software name: appdown
- Software type: Microsoft Framwork
- size: 476MB
"But, for all that," Fred responded, "the others may be worse than this."
The aide-de-camp laughed like a rustic and vanished. "Smith," said the Major, "your eyes are--"
"I would fain be excused, with your highness's leave. A dignitary of holy church should not degrade his calling by communing with the scum of the land!"The day was perfectly clear, but suddenly a cloud appeared to be forming like a thick mist. As they came nearer to it they discovered what it was, and made the discovery through their sense of feeling. It[Pg 345] was a cloud of locusts moving from the southern to the northern bank of the river; they had devastated a large area, and were now hastening to fresh woods and pastures new. They filled the air so densely as to obscure the sun, and for more than an hour the steamer was enveloped in them. These locusts are the scourge of China, as they are of other countries. They are worse in some years than in others, and in several instances they have been the cause of local famines, or of great scarcity.
I will do my best to satisfy you, sir, she answered.