Yet his purpose is achieved in our duty, and our duty is fulfilled in service to one another. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. It was striking of the children, at all events, to kiss me inveterately with a kind of wild irrelevance and never to fail--one or the other-- of the precious question that had helped us through many a peril. "You were looking for me out of the window?" I said.