He moaned to himself like some baffled prowling beast. --How someone else? What do you mean by that statement? --I mean, said Stephen, that I was not myself as I am now, as I had to become. He will live a good life and die a good death, believing and knowing that, if he has sacrificed much in this earthly life, it will be given to him a hundredfold and a thousandfold more in the life to come, in the kingdom without end--a blessing, my dear boys, which I wish you from my heart, one and all, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. The snares of the world were its ways of sin.