92 Mind and Matter trimmed; it is smartened up a little, but there is no other change. If, on the other hand, he goes bankrupt, or his kingdom is taken from him and his whole establishment is broken up and dissipated at the auction mart, then, even though not one of its component cells actually dies, the organism as a whole does so, and it is interesting to see that the lowest, least specialised and least highly differentiated parts of the organism, such as the scullery-maid and the stable-boys, most readily find an entry into the life of some new system, while the more specialised and highly differenti- ated parts, such as the steward, the old housekeeper and, still more so, the librarian or the chaplain may never be able to attach themselves to any new combination, and may die in consequence. I heard once of a large builder who retired unexpectedly from business and broke up his establishment to the actual death of several of his older employes. So a bit of flesh or even a finger may be taken from one body and grafted on to another, but a leg cannot be grafted ; if a leg is cut off it must die. It may, however, be maintained that the owner dies too, even thougli he recovers, for a man who has lost a leg is not the man he was.* * The five notes here amalgamated together into " Croesus and his Kitchen-Maid " were to have been part of an article for the Universal Review, but, before Butler wrote it, the review died. I suppose, but I do not now remember, that the article would have been about Mind and Matter or Organs and Tools, and, possibly, all the concluding notes of this group, beginning with "Our Cells/' would have been introduced as illustrations.