TURIN. 257 French, etc., and reads Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, and many hieroglyphic languages. He is Professor of Sanscr1t in the university. Social science and Ian~ guage is much studied at Pisa, philosophy in Naples. I am quite free from the fever which I contracted in the Red Sea, and had courage enough to climb that famous tower. It was towards evening, -a calm and beautiful evening, too. In the west, over the Mediterranean Sea, there was a splendid sunset, and in the northwest the ragged peaks of the Apennines, while around me lay the city and the highly cultivated fields. I shall never forget that view in my life. I visited Genoa hastily, and passing under the lofty mountains came through the beautiful valley of the Po. I attended a Protestant service in Turin. About twenty poorly dressed, ignorant-looking people, mostly women, -a discouraging sight! The work in Ro­man Catholic Italy seems disheartening. Their faith is not in God, but in religious forms. In company with Dr. Torre I visited the university and St. John's Hospital. People here have a most wonderful skill in taking money out from a traveler's pocket. I have decided to go to Torre Pellico in the W aldensian valley to rest three or four weeks. I have several letters of intro­duction to eminent English people, members of Par­liament, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and others, and am perplexed whether I shall try to rest here or not. It may be best for me to do so, but the temp­tation to give this time to England is very strong. Although sight-seeing diverts my thought from Chris­tian work, it is hard for me not to think of Japan. I hope I shall gain strength enough to labor for Japan many coming years.