i. 35] BEST MAN' said, " you look nervous (whichI was very). Come and have a glass of champagne; that's what you want. We have plenty of time." We then went to my hotel and had a pint of champagne, which was what I wanted. Afterwards we returned to the church. He was very attentive during the ceremony, knelt down, and showed every respect and reverence. When he signed the register, I thought he would dash off, glad to be rid of us. Not a bit of it. He came to the luncheon, entered quite into the spirit of the whole business, and did not leave until my wife and I drove away. There was a great deal of kindness in the man despite his coldness and reserve.