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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 my 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