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ABRAHAM.

heart, He who understands the motives of every one of our actions, will never in His sternest hour of judgment condemn as a hypocrite the man who diverges a little from the strict letter of his profession, and is not too proud to do as the weaker brethren do, in order to make more sure of leading back the strayed soul to the fold!

AB. Meanwhile your part of the work is to help me with your prayers, and to prevent my being hindered by any of the wiles of the Devil.

EPH. May the great goodness of Heaven, without which no good thing can come to pass, make your task prosper, and bring it to a successful conclusion!

FOURTH SCENE.

Two years later. Abraham outside his cell. A stranger is approaching, dressed as a soldier.

ABRAHAM. Is not that my friend, whom I sent out these two years ago to look for Mary? Yes, it is.