If we succeed, generations to come will say of us now living that we mastered our moment, that we helped make the world safe for mankind. It was unfair and cruel because the doctor had told him not to read without glasses and he had written home to his father that morning to send him a new pair. --There could be neither luck nor grace, Dante said, in a house where there is no respect for the pastors of the church. What would happen? He heard the fellows of the higher line stand up at the top of the refectory and heard their steps as they came down the matting: Paddy Rath and Jimmy Magee and the Spaniard and the Portuguese and the fifth was big Corrigan who was going to be flogged by Mr Gleeson.