By hell, I think that's the queerest notion I ever heard! Eh? His whisper trailed off into sly cackling laughter. America has been the New World in all tongues, to all peoples, not because this continent was a new-found land, but because all those who came here believed they could create upon this continent a new life - a life that should be new in freedom. He would tell all his sins. A few moments after he found himself on the stage amid the garish gas and the dim scenery, acting before the innumerable faces of the void.