"Oh, I can't wait for the story!" "The story WON'T tell," said Douglas; "not in any literal, vulgar way. It is time to check and reverse the growth of government which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent of the governed. Small wonder that confidence languishes, for it thrives only on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection, on unselfish performance; without them it cannot live. Then a short laugh broke from his lips as he thought of that solitary farmhand in the kitchen gardens behind their house whom they had nicknamed the man with the hat.