But was your father what is called well-to-do? I mean, when you were growing up? --Yes, Stephen said. They were all in different countries and the countries were in continents and the continents were in the world and the world was in the universe. The scene had a greatness that made it a different affair from my own scant home, and there immediately appeared at the door, with a little girl in her hand, a civil person who dropped me as decent a curtsy as if I had been the mistress or a distinguished visitor. When I reached the gate in the fence the boat, to my surprise, was gone, so that I had a fresh reflection to make on Flora's extraordinary command of the situation.