It gave him an intense sense of power to know that he could, by a single act of consent, in a moment of thought, undo all that he had done. Now you talk against the Irish informers. A great saint, saint Francis Xavier! A great fisher of souls! He ceased to shake his clasped hands and, resting them against his forehead, looked right and left of them keenly at his listeners out of his dark stern eyes. And then when all were vested he had stood holding out the boat to the rector and the rector had put a spoonful of incense in it and it had hissed on the red coals.