Yet when he at last arrived, the difficulty of applying them, the accumulations of my problem, were brought straight home to me by the beautiful little presence on which what had occurred had as yet, for the eye, dropped neither stain nor shadow. "Then how do you know?" "I was there--I saw with my eyes: saw that she was perfectly aware. Our peace with the power with whom we had been engaged had also been concluded. Then at the door of the castle the rector had shaken hands with his father and mother, his soutane fluttering in the breeze, and the car had driven off with his father and mother on it.