Grose's broad face as she took this in. Why did he feel that it was not unwatchful? Was it because he had heard that in Buck Whaley's time there was a secret staircase there? Or was the jesuit house extra-territorial and was he walking among aliens? The Ireland of Tone and of Parnell seemed to have receded in space. As they crossed the hall a man of dwarfish stature came towards them. At the door Dante turned round violently and shouted down the room, her cheeks flushed and quivering with rage: --Devil out of hell! We won! We crushed him to death! Fiend! The door slammed behind her.