So I supposed: you could hardly have accepted such a mission otherwise.
Monsieur, I discharged my mission faithfully: I put the Count's arguments, I stated his offers, without adding any comment of my own.
These three are worn by nobles high in my confidence, all of whom have been sent on secret missions
to the court of Salensus Oll.
to Brazil of which you speak--it can have no great importance.
He was sure that his mission
would result in good, and he had private visions of igniting the Pentecostal spark in the souls of the mountaineers and of inaugurating a revival that would sweep down out of the mountains and across the length and breadth of the Great Land from sea to sea and to the isles in the midst of the sea.
Speaking personally, I have to record that I was rendered incapable of performing my professional duties in less than a week from the time when the mission
reached its destination.
When they would thrust at, or parry, the noses of his champing horses, making them swing their heads and move their feet, disturbing a solid dreamy repose, he swore at the men as fools, for he himself could perceive that Providence had caused it clearly to be written, that he and his team had the unalienable right to stand in the proper path of the sun chariot, and if they so minded, obstruct its mission
or take a wheel off.
A HURLED-BACK Allegation, which, after a brief rest, had again started forth upon its mission
of mischief, met an Ink-stand in mid-air.
The persons at the head of the mission
proved, most fortunately, to have a proper sense of their duty.
Fentolin," he added, with the air of one making a last effort to preserve his temper, "the mission
with which I am charged is one of greater importance than you can imagine.
There is the Mission
Dolores, in San Francisco, but it's smaller than this and not as old.
I had my mission
of mercy to fulfil, and my bag of precious publications ready on my lap.
I cast about for some right thing to say, and suddenly in Miss Haldin's last words I perceived the clue to the nature of my mission
In a word, without going over all the journals in the world, there was not a scientific publication, from the Journal of Evangelical Missions
to the Revue Algerienne et Coloniale, from the Annales de la Propagation de la Foi to the Church Missionary Intelligencer, that had not something to say about the affair in all its phases.
He doesn't believe in missions
at all--in fact, he says he detests the very mention of missions
--and he never gives one cent to them.