Then in the dark and unseen by the other two he rested the tips of the fingers of one hand upon the palm of the other hand, scarcely touching it lightly. They fail to see that the idealism of America will lead it to no narrow or selfish channel, but inspire it to do its full share as a nation toward the advancement of civilization. --Are you quite orthodox on that point, Temple? Dixon said suavely. One single instant was enough for the trial of a man's soul.