There will be no employment for anyone except in doing things that must be done on the spot, such as unpacking and distributing the imports, ministering
to the proprietors as domestic servants, or by acting, preaching, paving, lighting, housebuilding, and the rest; and some of these, as the capitalist comes to regard ostentation as vulgar, and to enjoy a simpler life, will employ fewer and fewer people.
When he was cold in the dark days of rain, or thirsty in a prolonged drouth, his discomfort engendered first of all thoughts of Meriem's welfare--after she had been made warm, after her thirst had been slaked, then he turned to the affair of ministering
to his own wants.
Of course, yacht racing is an organized pastime, a function of social idleness ministering
to the vanity of certain wealthy inhabitants of these isles nearly as much as to their inborn love of the sea.
And there were also disturbing sounds by this time--voices, footsteps for- ward; the steward flitted along the main-deck, a busily ministering
spirit; a hand bell tinkled urgently under the poop deck.
She was recovering now from the first shock of emotion, and she looked at Adam with simple sincere eyes as she said, "Yes, Adam, my heart is drawn strongly towards you; and of my own will, if I had no clear showing to the contrary, I could find my happiness in being near you and ministering
to you continually.