Father Arnall knew more than Dante because he was a priest but both his father and uncle Charles said that Dante was a clever woman and a well-read woman. We may hasten or we may retard, but we can not prevent, the final reconciliation. Cranly, leaning against a pillar, was picking his teeth with a sharpened match, listening to some companions. --Blasphemy! --We never sold our faith! --No Irish woman ever did it! --We want no amateur atheists.