There are about twenty-one missions
in this province, most of which were established about fifty years since, and are generally under the care of the Franciscans.
The chance guess that they were bound upon an orluk hunt proved correct, and Talu had said that the chances were ten to one that such would be the mission
of any party leaving Kadabra by the pass through which we entered the valley, since that way leads directly to the vast plains frequented by this elephantine beast of prey.
At first it was intended that I remain at Sari, that I might be in readiness to hasten forth at the first report of the discovery of Dian; but I found the inaction in the face of my deep solicitude for the welfare of my mate so galling that scarce had the several units departed upon their missions
before I, too, chafed to be actively engaged upon the search.
He began by taking charge of certain delicate missions
which can be given neither to a man who respects himself nor to a man who does not respect himself, but are confided to grave and enigmatic individuals who can be acknowledged or disavowed at will.
This man, a pillar of the church and heavy contributor to foreign missions
, worked his shop girls ten hours a day on a starvation wage and thereby directly encouraged prostitution.
She was a notable housewife; her work was always done and well done; she "ran" the Sewing Circle, helped run the Sunday-school, and was the strongest prop of the Church Aid Society and Foreign Missions
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.
When you first took me into your confidence, and dispatched me on those missions
to Miss Bray, I should have told you that I had seen her long before; that her beauty had made an impression upon me which I could not efface; and that I had fruitlessly endeavoured to trace her, and become acquainted with her history.
It seemed that their society was famous for its offering to Hindu missions
, and several said they should die of mortification if it should be less this year.
That's the way the Spaniards came up from Mexico, building missions
as they came and converting the Indians"
One of these ambassadorial missions
, undertaken at the command of Croesus, was the occasion of his death.
I've been charged with several missions
to London while His Excellency Baron Stott-Wartenheim was still Ambassador in Paris.