AMONG THE HUGUENOTS. 163 Germany is taking the Sabbath as holiday instead of holy-day. I could not help shedding out my tears when I heard three little girls of the family where I stopped offering sweet French prayers in their morning devotion. I attended the French service with them in the morning and went to a Methodist chapel in the evening. Most of the IIuguenots go there in the evening, although they are still Calvinists. I visited two famous institutions in the town, one for boys' and another for girls' education. They were much pleased to see a converted Japanese, and the girls brought me 5 thalers 13 groschen for the Japan mission, express­ing their best wishes. Each one gave about 8 cents, which I consider a great sacrifice for these young girls. I came to this place to find out the management and regulations of the teachers' seminary. I have been here just one week, visiting the seminary and elemen­tary schools attached to it every day. I will not write you my observations, because it will require a consid­erable time; but suffice me to say that German sys­tem is excellent, slow but sure. I am intending to leave Germany next week and go to my beloved Amer­ica by the way of Paris and London. My friends and physician in Wiesbaden advised me to return to Japan on account of rheumatism. But I feel a plow is on my hands. On the other hand I fear my health would not allow me to work enough to satisfy my craving appetite for knowledge. I am now entirely free from rheumatic pain, and also from headache from which I have been suffering for nearly five months, but my nervous system is not quite strong yet. I get tired easily when I try to use my brains. I have saved money enough to carry on my study one year longer.