Whereupon Khalid rises and sits on the divan near the Padre.
By the way, I was about to ask you and the padre to dine with me and Don Ignaçio there.
But I raised the beam, my padre, the moment you made the signal.
Padre Andreas closed his eyes a moment and arose, but did not answer.
“A man does not go in the dark to look for a trail,” said Padre Andreas meaningly.