'Sometimes when he didn't know he was being watched Meggie would
look at him and try desperately to imprint his face upon her
brain's core ...And he would turn to find her watching him, a look
in his eyes of haunted grief, a doomed look. She understood the
implicit message, or thought she did; he must go, back to the
Church and his duties. Never again with the same spirit, perhaps,
but more able to serve. For only those who have slipped and fallen
know the vicissitudes of the way ...'