That reminder had as little effect on my practical certitude as I was conscious--still even without looking-- of its having upon the character and attitude of our visitor. O, we had a good walk, hadn't we, John? Yes. It was the dead silence of our long gaze at such close quarters that gave the whole horror, huge as it was, its only note of the unnatural. Stephen saw it sink as he had seen many another, feeling its heaviness depress his heart.