86 SCHOOL AND COLLEGE DAYS. leaked all over, but rubber blanket kept me dry. The next day was the Lord's day, but there was not any house where I may keep the day. Many folks round that way would not care about the day. Some of them worked in garden. So I was obliged to travel nine miles on that morning. I arrived at a meeting­house of 0--just before the morning commences. Out appearance of the house is very old and looks unpainted, but inside is very well furnished. They had not a regular pr~aching there on account of the absence of their pastor. The people of that place seem me very rich. Yes, rich enough to support sev­eral pastors. Yet they did not get any minister to supply the pulpit. The people dressed very nicely, but they appeared only cold in the worship. I can say surely that I never have been such a dry and cold meeting since I came to America. I went in some old g~ntleman's class in the Sabbath-school. It is most cold and uninviting school I ever been. I crossed the river and went in F---meeting-house that after­noon. I heard an old and bright preacher there. I found out afterwards it was Miss McKeen's father, and I tried to see him, but he does not reside there. A gentleman received me cordially, and I was also invited to make some remarks in prayer-meeting. I told them our heathenish customs and manners. The night after I stopped in a part of Windsor, Vt. When I went near to a house I saw a young gentleman sitting on a chair. I asked him whether he would let me sleep in his barn over the night. He asked me who I was and whence I came. I told him my name and where I came from. He called up his mother to see me. When she understood I am a Japanese she told me she read something about me in a religious