And so it is found that he who most admits all and sundry into his ante-room may, in the end, be penetrated less than one -- with threshhold dark -- to whom entry and access are most difficult. The vestibule, yielded, all too soon becomes trafficked by tradesmen, gala with easy guests who arrive and depart, having no need of key and seeking no deeper regions of the house. Whereas thism door barred as if to a fort may, when at last the password has been won, soundlessly open -- and straightway give upon O inmost hearth! of him who's waited there. The candles lit. The festal supper laid.