"Where was God," said he, addressing them, and his voice, naturally thin and wiry, now became lmsky and hollow, "where was God, to suffer this? to suffer the poor to be ruined, and the rich to be made poor? Was it right for the Almighty to look on an' let the villain do it? No no no; I say no!" The group around him shuddered at the daring blasphemy to which his monstrous passion had driven him.