the song about the cherubims was being sung, and when the
children received communion he lifted one of them, and held him
up to the priest with his own hands.
The great majority of the prisoners believed that there lay a
mystic power in these gilt images, these vestments, candles,
cups, crosses, and this repetition of incomprehensible words,
"Jesu sweetest" and "have mercy"--a power through which might be
obtained much convenience in this and in the future life. Only a