But even then how merciful was God! He took pity on our poor degraded parents and promised that in the fullness of time He would send down from heaven One who would redeem them, make them once more children of God and heirs to the kingdom of heaven: and that One, that Redeemer of fallen man, was to be God's only begotten Son, the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, the Eternal Word. Grose, though I reinforced it with the mention of still another remark that he had made before we separated. The firelight flickered on the wall and beyond the window a spectral dusk was gathering upon the river. She stood there in so much of her candor and so little of her nightgown, with her pink bare feet and the golden glow of her curls.