We boast our light; but if we look not wisely on the sun itself, it smites us into darkness. Yet a voice within him spoke above the noise of his dancing heart, asking him would he take her gift to which he had only to stretch out his hand. --Admit! repeated Heron, striking him again with his cane across the calf of the leg. It was serious now-- the flicker had left it; but it strengthened the pang with which I at that moment envied Mrs.