Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sissy's Progress

Sissy's Progress

"Then Mr. M'Choakumchild said he would try me once more. And he said...I find that in a given time a hundred thousand persons went to sea on long voyages, and only five hundred of them where drowned or burnt to death. What is the percentage? And I said, Miss," here Sissy fairly sobbed as confessing with extreme contrition to her greatest error, "I said it was nothing."

"Nothing, Sissy?"

"Nothing, Miss -- to the relations and friends of the people who were killed."