Indolent; but Aggie rouses him up, and pushes him to the front, and keeps him there. She knows all about his department, his prospects of promotion, his prospects of furlough, of getting acting appointments, and so on, even better than he does himself. The chief of Tom's department — have I said that Tom is in the Irritation Office — has placed it solemnly on record that he con siders little Mrs. Shandon a surprisingly clever woman. The two children, Bob and Tor, are merry, oppressively active monkeys, aged three and five years respectively. As for myself, I am tall, fair-and I wish I could add pretty! But this is a true story. My eyes are blue, my teeth are white, my hair is red — alas, a' blazing red; and I was, at this period, nineteen years of age; and now I think I have given a sufficient outline of the whole family.