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. He would kneel and pray with others and be happy. For how miserable will all those pleasures seem to the soul condemned to suffer in hellfire for ages and ages. Just imagine when I was in Belgium I used to see them out cycling in all kinds of weather with this thing up about their knees! It was really ridiculous.