What I then and there took him to my heart for was something divine that I have never found to the same degree in any child-- his indescribable little air of knowing nothing in the world but love. Gradually, as his soul was enriched with spiritual knowledge, he saw the whole world forming one vast symmetrical expression of God's power and love. --And how is my little tame goose? he asked. --Your father, said the little old man to Stephen, was the boldest flirt in the City of Cork in his day.