52 A FEW MEMORIES
parents, who were all very dear to me. Had known then that I would never again see t! face of the former—that he would die, my moth and I far away from him, and that almost un his death he would refuse to forgive or see i unless I abandoned the stage life which he thoug so injurious, nay, sinful—I would even then ha renounced what was within my grasp. This trangement saddened many years of my life, a has cast a shadow over all the otherwise brij and happy memories of him who was the fatli friend, and playmate of our childhood's days.
A rehearsal—the only one—was called for i next morning. On my way to the cathedra was enchanted to see posters on the fences w the following announcement: