"Dear, dear--we must keep our heads! And after all, if she doesn't mind it--!" She even tried a grim joke. Some girls stood near the entrance door. It is the story of a new world that became a friend and liberator of the old, a story of a slave-holding society that became a servant of freedom, the story of a power that went into the world to protect but not possess, to defend but not to conquer. It was not a cod because they had run away.