The town of Micklethwayte was rising and thriving. There were salubrious springs which an enterprising doctor had lately brought into tice. The firm of Greenleaf and Dutton manufactured umbrellas in large quantities, from the stout weather-proof family roof down to the daintiest fringed toy of a parasol. There were a Guild Hall and a handsome Corn Market. There was a Modern School for the boys, and a High School for the girls, and a School of Art, and a School of Cookery, and National Schools, and a British School, and a Board School, also churches of every height, chapels of every demination, and iron mission rooms budding out in hopes to be replaced by churches.