Even though the pains of hell were not so terrible as they are, yet they would become infinite, as they are destined to last for ever. The possibility of increasing this trade in the Orient, in the Philippines, and in South America are known to everyone who has given the matter attention. I knew at this hour, I think, as well as I knew later, what I was capable of meeting to shelter my pupils; but it took me some time to be wholly sure of what my honest ally was prepared for to keep terms with so compromising a contract. And one day be had asked: --What is your name? Stephen had answered: Stephen Dedalus.