Do you know that? Stephen looked down and studied the tiled floor of the bar into which they had drifted. Our peace with the power with whom we had been engaged had also been concluded. He moaned to himself like some baffled prowling beast. And if, as may so happen, there be at this moment in these benches any poor soul who has had the unutterable misfortune to lose God's holy grace and to fall into grievous sin, I fervently trust and pray that this retreat may be the turning point in the life of that soul.