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Denning Pecizaim 4-9-41 57985
Confessions in Elysium.
When I saw the Stranger so near me, I arose, as if to resign' him his place, and to retire ; .......but I somehow halted, like a person who had to disentangle himself before he could proceed.
“ Ah, Peregrine,” exclaimed the Stranger, “ dost thou avoid thy
good Genius !"
He addressed me in a tone of voice that found its immediate passage to my heart ;...and....like a splendid sunbeam...threw a radiance over the dark recesses of
soul. I made no reply.... but, assuming all the indifference I could collect.....I looked him full in the face.
I fear the incredulity I meant to