Then we went back to the smithy to wait the result of the blast.
The cottage had once been a smithy, and the bellows had been left in its place.
"The green light," Smithy was saying in horrified understanding.
Dean Rawson, with Smithy close at hand, pushed through the crowd.
He was showing the ring to Smithy as the men passed from hearing.
He sensed more than saw that Smithy had not turned his head.
He was echoing Smithy's questions and finding no ready answers.
"Too late to do any more," he said to Smithy that afternoon.
He had never penetrated before to this sub-stratum of Smithy's nature.
But Smithy's eyes, gazing far off, saw nothing of that room.