It is the whole mass of those born into it. "She persists in denying to you that she saw, or has ever seen, anything?" My visitor's trouble, truly, was great. The figure of that dark avenger stood forth in his mind for whatever he had heard or divined in childhood of the strange and terrible. Their diving-stone, poised on its rude supports and rocking under their plunges, and the rough-hewn stones of the sloping breakwater over which they scrambled in their horseplay gleamed with cold wet lustre.