Mr. Gasper drones on about how the Church of Scotland organizes missionary work. The judge makes an occasional note.
“My Lord,” Mr. Gasper says, “we now come to the Scottish Ladies’ Association. This is a society of ladies who promote Christian female education in Calcutta. Members contribute five shillings each so every woman in Scotland may join.”
“I suppose they’d have no objection to accepting five shillings from a woman who isn’t Scottish,” Judge Norris chuckles. “Now then, suppose the Ladies’ Association held a meeting and said to the Missionary Committee, ‘We’re very much obliged to you for your assistance, but we don’t want it anymore.’ The Missionary Committee would have to take themselves off. They’d have no control of any sort.”
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