Margaret Ellison: Every night, Thomas is possessed over the idea that we must endeavour. He wakes. He wakes me. We must endeavour together.
Dorcas Lane: Every night?
Margaret Ellison: Sometimes eight or nine times in a night. He can't seem to help himself!
Dorcas Lane: Goodness! That is beyond the call of duty...
Margaret Ellison: Thomas feels that we cannot have too much prayer.
Dorcas Lane: Oh, prayer. Oh I see, and with so much prayer I wonder if there's enough time for the real endeavour.