Mr. Mason understood her, and he walked the room in painful agitation. Respect for Mary had enabled him to endure patiently all the ill-humor of her mother; but was it now his duty to see the peace of his family destroyed by one whose claims were so doubt ful 7 He wavered for a moment, and then again addressed her. Anna, I might say that Mrs. Jones will seek a home elsewhere; that she has no right to expect one here, only as she can bring peace to the household. But, Anna, the law of God forbids us to cast out the widow, and her that has no helper. She must remain. I will wrestle with God in prayer, and he will make the path of duty plain and pleasant before me.