Moynihan's voice called from behind in echo to a distant bell: --Closing time, gents! The entrance hall was crowded and loud with talk. We have sought very thoughtfully to set our house in order, correct the grosser errors and abuses of our industrial life, liberate and quicken the processes of our national genius and energy, and lift our politics to a broader view of the people's essential interests. The dean returned to the hearth and began to stroke his chin. From time to time also he balked them by a sudden effort of the will, as by lifting them suddenly in the middle of an unfinished sentence and closing the book.