" "Then why didn't you get her off before?" "Before what?" "Before she became too ill to travel. A President is neither prince nor pope, and I don't seek a window on men's souls. Without denying that the result to which they looked with so much apprehension is in the way of being realized, it is obvious that they did not clearly see the mode of its accomplishment. But was there anything round the universe to show where it stopped before the nothing place began? It could not be a wall; but there could be a thin thin line there all round everything.