The following from an English paper is only the story of a few wild flowers, and yet it has its thoughtful features which make it well worthy of a place in our columns. It is said that one touch of nature makes all the world of kin, and both prince and peasant may perhaps find their kinship in nature more readily among wild flowers than anywhere else:

"On the 31st of August, Mr. William Cosstick, section of the Eastbourne Cemetery, had the pleasure of presenting a collection of wild flowers to the Princesses of Hesse , and their Royal Highnesses showed their hearty acceptance of the present by sending a messenger to Mr. Cosstick, requesting him to come to High Cliff House and explain the nature of the flowers, and also to plant the Drosera amongst the sphagnum. He also received a special request to collect for H. R. H., the Grand Duchess of Hesse, a bouquet of Erica tetralix and Erica cinerea to take away with her on leaving Eastbourne. He packed it for her, also the Drosera for the Royal children, and the wild flowers to take to Germany, with the tickets attached, with English and Latin names, as mementos of the visit to Eastbourne. Their Royal Highnesses were so much pleased with the Drosera that Mr. Coss-tick has promised to send a packet of seed to their residence in Germany. The Grand Duchess presented him with a group portrait of the Royal family of Hesse".