Heron did not trouble himself about an introduction but said instead: --I was just telling my friend Wallis what a lark it would be tonight if you took off the rector in the part of the schoolmaster. --Hm! The girl came back, making signs to him to be quick and go out quietly by the back. One step into the room had sufficed; my vision was instantaneous; it was all there. Stranger than I can express, certainly, was the effort to struggle against my new lights; it would doubtless have been, however, a greater tension still had it not been so frequently successful.