It is a base consent to the promptings of our corrupt nature to the lower instincts, to that which is gross and beast-like; and it is also a turning away from the counsel of our higher nature, from all that is pure and holy, from the Holy God Himself. Do as she wishes you to do. The fellows laughed; but he felt that they were a little afraid. What have you there? he asked, tapping the portfolio under Glynn's arm.