[And There Has Been No Attempt To Investigate It,' I Said, 'to See What It Really Is?''Eh, Cornel,' Said The Coachman's Wife, 'wha Would Investigate, As Ye Call It, A Thing That Nobody Believes In? Ye Would Be The Laughing-stock Of A' The Country-side, As My Man Says.''But You Believe In It,' I Said, Turning Upon Her Hastily. The Woman Was Taken By Surprise. She Made A Step Backward Out Of My Way.'Lord, Cornel, How Ye Frichten A Body! Me! There's Awful Strange Things In This World. An Unlearned Person Doesna Ken What To Think. But The Minister And The Gentry They Just Laugh In Your Face. Inquire Into The Thing That Is Not! Na, Na, We Just Let It Be.' ("The Open Door")]

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