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“——Make a fool of yourself, like Vane.” “I am not so sure that is fair to Vane,” said John; “no one can go through what he did, and keep perfectly sound.” “I’ll leave it to the crowd,” said the Major; “what say you, boys?” All were unanimous. There was no excuse for a crime like Vane’s. Evidently they all knew Vane. He was damned without one dissenting voice. “Who was Vane?” said I, “and what did he do? Which commandment did he break?