Then he said: --Well now, the day kept up fine after all. I had left a light burning, but it was now out, and I felt an instant certainty that Flora had extinguished it. I understand a proposed amendment to the Constitution - which amendment, however, I have not seen - has passed Congress, to the effect that the Federal Government shall never interfere with the domestic institutions of the States, including that of persons held to service. How fine are its tiny grains! And how many of those tiny little grains go to make up the small handful which a child grasps in its play.